The internet is a world community. It is multi-lingual and multi-national. Whilst it is used for communication via email, chat sites and instant messaging; and it is also a great place to do business, the greatest value of the internet is that it is a huge pool of information available at your fingertips.
As such many people use the net to search for information for work, school or university projects, general knowledge, or to find a shop or restaurant. But what do you do went you the search engine response isn’t throwing up the answers you need. What other options do you have?
There are two main options to get information on a subject you want. First go to an article directory and search it to see if anyone has written an article on the topic you are interested in. Article directories have thousands of articles on a huge variety of topics and it is likely that you will find an answer to your question there.
The second option is to go to an internet forum and post your question there. Depending on the question you may want to go to a niche forum – one limited to a particular subject. An example of this would be an if you have a question on gardening or plants – going to a gardening forum would make sense for a question like that. The other option is to go to a general forum and post your question there. An important feature of most forums that you can utilize is choosing how to be notified if someone responds to your thread. Normally the selections include no notification, which means you’ll have to check back on a regular basis, or a selection which mean when you checked your control panel in the forum it brings up all your threads – helpful if you’ve posted multiple threads and final email notification – either immediately, daily or weekly in which case you’ll receive an email advising you that someone has posted a reply to your thread, a very handy feature in a smaller directory.
Ford the businessman who brought the motor vehicle to the American public freely admitted that he wasn’t the smartest man in the world, but he employed smart people and thus could get the answer to any question posed to him. Today we have a better opportunity than Ford, we have access to an even more powerful resource – FOR FREE! Are you using that resource to maximize the benefit for you?