Personal Web Pages
PERSONAL WEB PAGES
Sometimes a URL will have a tilde (~) or a provider name (aol.com, geocities.com, angelfire.com, eznet.net, sonic.net, earthlink.net, etc.) in it to indicate that it is an individual's page. Also look on the web page for other information that indicates that it is a personal page, such as biased opinions, an About Me link, or graphics that are "cute" or "flashy" or otherwise unprofessional.
Personal pages require you to use extra scrutiny. No one regulates their presence on the web. Be aware that there can be a very significant difference between a real expert and a self-proclaimed expert. Their writing can result from anger, opinion, distortion, exaggeration, or misconception. There can be a very significant difference between a real expert and a self-proclaimed expert. Examples: