There is something interesting that can happen if you write a lot on the web on specific topics.
You can end up being your own expert. That’s fine in theory but has some problems if you want to expand your knowledge.
Sometimes the web can be a crude tool when you used for search. Most books aren’t on the web, and we end up being reciprocal experts.
I provide you with information for the area you’re interested in, and you provide what I am looking for today.
We can do little more than hope that each of us is doing a good job. Considering it is hard enough to get anyone to proof your free writing for spelling errors, I seriously doubt that we will have much luck finding folks with the time to start checking for accuracy.
I hope we can keep ourselves from one hundred percent reliance on the web.
The reality is that much of the web information is never validated. We have more information than we could ever hope to grasp, yet much of it means little. We should be careful what we believe.
Maybe one of these days all those old encyclopedias will be worth something, or we will get some web sources that we can count on for accuracy.