"As the web continues to grow, so does the amount of unreliable information. The Free Resource believes that credible information should be readily available to all who want it, " says Will Ross, a member of the editorial team at The Free Resource. "
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 16, 2010
The so-called "content farm" websites have taken a beating in the technology blogosphere in the course of the past few months, and with good reason. Thousands of wannabe writers are looking for a way to cash-in on their own piece of the web content pie. As a result, the quantity of the information available on the web goes up, but the quality of information available continues to go down.
A new website, The Free Resource, seeks to change that. Instead of churning out articles loaded with questionable facts from questionable sources, like Wikipedia, The Free Resource provides the reader with the information they seek, and at least three links to credible references for further reading. Unlike content farms, which aim to keep the reader clicking through more and more of their own content, The Free Resource finds the best resources on the web including information from leading institutions such as NASA, Harvard, and the Smithsonian. The end result is an article that delivers not only the information the reader wants to know, but direct access to the quality source from which the information came and additional resources that go deeper in depth about the topic at hand.
"As the web continues to grow, so does the amount of unreliable information. The Free Resource believes that credible information should be readily available to all who want it, " says Will Ross, the editor at The Free Resource. "With virtually every notable institution online, you shouldn't have to search through dozens of pages to find three quality resources. The Free Resource does that for you," he adds.
To an extent, Ross is right. The web has become cluttered with opinions that are masked as objective news articles. Often, such articles exist only to promote a product, for which the writer is nicely compensated if the reader then makes a purchase. That won't happen at The Free Resource. Unlike a lot of the other article sites, The Free Resource does not allow writers to insert affiliate advertising links, or any other links that would create a bias toward a product, service, or topic.
Unlike many sites, which just allow anyone to publish anything they like, all of the writers at The Free Resource are screened during an application process, including the submission of a writing sample. Further, all of the articles that are submitted to The Free Resource are reviewed by the editorial staff before publishing, to help ensure that the quality level stays high. "We are always looking to increase the amount of authors who publish resources on our site, and we encourage anyone who is interested to apply" said Ross, "but we are not going to allow the site to become another content mill at the expense of our readers. Those who are interested in writing for us should take a look at our articles to get a feel for the style and tone of our resources before submitting their application and writing sample."
In essence, The Free Resource is doing what so many other sites have failed to do in the interested of overloading their pages with random articles and ads. With more readers turning up their nose at paying for quality content, or surfing sites that are cluttered with advertising, a resource-heavy site that boasts credibility and quality is a welcome change in the web world.