You may ask why Advice Watch does not have a whole smorgasbord of advice topics and update daily. The truth is that though there is much “advice” on the net, most of it is hearsay, sales tactics, hype, and/or bundled with a myriad of hidden motives. There are also many individual people giving advice on the net; but most of it is just blurted out quick analogies of what a person thinks off the top of their heads. And it may be well intentioned, but if there is no solid evidence or facts to back it up, it is worse than worthless. Yes, it is probably better that you did not read or see such “advice” at all. If it could lead you in the wrong direction, it is probably better that you just never heard it in the first place.
So how hard is it to find good advice on the net? It depends on the topic, and this is to a certain degree — obvious. Of course, the less a question is quested after, the less info will be available for it, and the less anyone will want to write or comment about it. But this is also where, if you do find information about it, it is more likely to be from an expert, untainted with ulterior motives, and not watered down. Conversely, a highly queried topic will bring back thousands of scores from a search engine. But beware the most at this level… …For example, if you asked: “Whey protein vs. soy protein, which is better?” …This question is so highly queried that it will come up as several possible search suggestions before you can even finish typing it. But there is a lot of hype, unproven “facts“ and many, many reasons for hidden sales pitches and other ulterior motives relating to this query.
Do not be satisfied with a web site that doesn’t end in “.com” as being a reliable source of information. For example, Wikipedia.org** is the free encyclopedia that “ANYONE” can edit. Therefore, is that a good source? Not exactly, but… …It can often be a good starting point. Whereas, many .coms are great sources of info at least some of the time such as msn.com which has many expert writers who have a sense of reputation about certain topics. The internet provided the information age, but there is now so much of it, that it is difficult at best to sift through what is good and bad information.