Choices a and c are most likely personal web pages.

AOL hosts millions of personal web pages through its hometown and member services. The tilde in answer c gives it away as a personal page.

Tales a Web Page Address (URL) Tells

■ Businesses or others trying to sell or promote products, as well as news pages, typically end in .com ("com" meaning commercial).

■ Informational websites, such as those established by government or educational groups usually end in .gov, .mil, .edu, .us, or another country code.

■ Organizations that try to influence public opinion (such as the Democratic and Republican parties) and non-profit groups should end in .org.

■ The most potentially unreliable source of information on the Internet is personal web pages. They can be difficult to spot because some web hosts, such as Yahoo!, provide domain names to each customer. That means an individual's web page would have an address ending in *.com. However, some personal pages are easy to identify. The presence of a tilde (~) in the address somewhere is one giveaway. For instance, some URLs that contain *.edu, which may appear at first glance to be educational, also have a tilde and a person's name in them. That's because some educational institutions offer free or low-cost web pages to their students, employees, and/or alumni. It is important to look at the whole URL and not just a part of it.

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