The internet is an amazing resource that makes vast amounts of information from all over the world avaiable at the click of a mouse. However, the way information is published on the internet is very different from the usual methods of print publication we are all familiar with. Anyone can publish information on the internet, and there is no guarantee that what is published is accurate, correct, or even true. There are many valuable sites on the internet that contain information which cannot be found in any other format. But intermingled with these gems is a lot of useless, misleading, and false information that could easily be mistaken as "good" just because it is on the web.
Printed information is easier to verify as "reliable" because it has to go through an approval process before it ever gets seen. In magazines,newspapers, and in books, what is written has to be accepted by a publisher who has editors and editorial boards. Publishers screen information to select items that they consider to be interesting, accurate, or will draw a wide audience of readers. Editors make sure the items selected for publication contain correct factual information (if applicable) and are free from grammatical or spelling errors that would make reading and understanding them difficult.