The Internet was developed as a tool to communicate and share
information. It also acts as a repository of information. This means
it has become your one-stop source of information for any kind.
Got a dissertation? Get your data off the Net. Need to research for a presentation? Well, the Internet is there. So much so, that a lot of colleges and universities are converting their books into online reference material. So the question is, what sort of information can we find on the Net?
To put this in perspective, there are 8 billion (800 crore) Web pages that Google ‘crawls’. Of this, we can assume that around 70 per cent of the pages are giving out some sort of information. Some of the most common and reliable methods of looking up information in this humongous pile of information is to scour through an online encyclopaedia like Wikipedia, or just search for Chances are there is some reference to it on the Internet on just about everything on the InternetIV What You Can Do it on a search engine such as Google. Sites such as howstuffworks. com and answers.com are special catalogue sites that dispense information depending on the query. While howstuffworks.com has a Q&A format, answers.com has a search enginetype interface.