information on the Web does not go through a review process.
Anyone can publish on the Web
without passing the content through an editor. Pages might be written by
an expert on the topic, a journalist, a disgruntled consumer or a sixth
Some information on the Web
is not free.
Many Web pages are free to view
(and actually many of the best ones are), but some commercial sites will
charge a fee to access all or part of their information.
Information on the Web is not
Some directory services, like
Yahoo, collect links to sites and place them in subject lists. But there
are too many Web pages for any single directory service or search engine to organize and
information on the Web is not comprehensive.
The millions of Web pages out
there make up an eclectic hodgepodge of information and opinion. Rarely
will you be able to use a search engine on the Web to collect
information about your topic from different time periods and different
types of sources.
information on the Web is not permanent.
Some well-maintained sites are
updated with very current information, but other sites may become
quickly dated or disappear altogether without much notice.