Credibility is extremely important to be aware of when searching the web. In this Web Credibility Assignment, the website www.anesi.com/titanic.htm is evaluated. This website provides theory and statistics of casualties who died on Titanic. Content, authority and presentation are evaluated here to determine the site's credibility.
The webpage entitled "Titanic Casualty Figures" looks complete. The page was last updated and copyrighted in 1997 by Chuck Anesi. This website looks to be directed at someone looking for straight facts and content. There are no bells and whistles to entice the everyday web surfer. There are a few external links that work which verify the source's facts. The last link listed in the content however, "The Telegraph Office," does not. There is only one internal link leading back to the front page at the very bottom.
Chuck Anesi, author of the website, does not provide much about himself on his website. Only his email is listed. When his name is entered into a search engine, naturally his website is shown first. Other sites are very vague about his bio as well. Any outside associates, affiliations or sponsors are not made known.
The website overall is reasonably credible. The content verifies the published statistics and information to widely known resources. The presentation unfortunately detracts from the usability and even likability of the page.
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