are always asking me, can you trust the information on the
Internet? They think most of the information is misleading or
filled with lies. That's not true. The majority of websites
are harmless or one of the following: fun/entertaining/useful.
But that doesn't mean you can let your guard down. You can't
be 100 percent sure that you are going to get only reliable
information, but there are certainly a few websites that you
should use to begin your information-hunting trips.
This is, hands-down, the best search engine. Make sure you
use this to start all your searches. It uses unique technology
to get better results. See my in-depth
look at several neat Google features.
Colin Powell told the New York Times this was his favorite website.
In one place you can get links to thousands of useful pieces
of information. It's an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand "reference
This is site that was a 7online.com "Site
of the Week" and a great way to learn, well, how stuffs
works. It's a terrific site and I strongly recommend trying
This is a great way to find public records - more than 11,000
kinds of records. Just in NYC, you can get information on such
items as property records,
who has been disciplined and unclaimed
funds - among dozens of others.
forget to check out the "Smarter
Surfing" section of our "Computers 101" from
be careful out there!
and let me know your thoughts.