If you haven't done so, go to the "Picture This!" site and participate in a few polls. The directions are repeated here so that you know what you're getting into.
“According to available research, most website visitors make their decisions about the credibility or authenticity of the site in 10 seconds or less. The point of this excercise is to evaluate six sites in terms of their credibility or authenticity as a history site. Look at the following sites very briefly (no more than 10 seconds) and make your rating using the poll under the menu. The entire exercise should take you two minutes or less.
After you've finished the polls and if you have the inclination, hop over the session's blog and add a comment. How do you guage the credibility of a site? What criteria did you use in assessment of the website? What more would you need to know about a site to render an informed decision? What makes a history website valuable for your research and teaching? Results of the polls and blog discussion will be folded into the presentations during the session.”