These pages are from the "Become a Savvy
Internet User" article I wrote for Applied
Clinical Trials magazine.
To jump directly to many of the links in the story, see the
Quick Links page.
1. Consider the Context
In a dynamic, interactive, information-overloaded environment like cyberspace, context is
2. Become a Savvy Searcher
With all of those search gizmos out there, how do you figure out which one to use?
3. Evaluate the Content
Remember how dumb Pierre Salinger looked when he waved around that "internet document"
which "proved" that TWA 800 was shot down by a missile? Don't let this happen to you.
4. Participate in Online Discussions
From hard-nosed business banter to frivolous chatting, cyberspace is buzzing with conversation.
5. Subscribe to Internet Newsletters and Mailing Lists
Why browse? Let the internet come to you.
6. Protect Your Privacy
It's not quite as perilous as TV tabloid shows would have you believe, but cyberspace
can jeapordize your privacy.
7. Publish It Yourself
It's easy to publish on the internet. If you have something you want to say, just say it.
Internet geek-ese spoken here.
to resources mentioned in the article and to pharmaceutical-industry resources.