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Making Effective Use of the Web

Updated 13/5/02

Follow the trail

This page

This was originally produced as Speakers Notes for a training session at Charityfair 2001, and as such are quite brief.

Elsewhere


Starting points

Information and communication are 2 sides of the same internet coin

It can be a seen as a Knowledge Management tool (VolResource started partly as a way of structuring information into a useful package for own reference), but is struggling against the chaotic nature of a medium with high accessibility.

Quote from Arthur C Clarke: getting information from the internet is like getting a glass of water from Niagara Falls (2000).

Re:Searching

Questions to ask on following links:

Try different starting points to avoid too narrow tracks

Read URLs from the left to follow the structure of a site; reduce from the right if you encounter problems.

Browsing Tips

There are whole range of issues which can create problems when browsing.