General Strategy – Use the web like a book. • Site map and Search box • Site map (web)= Table of contents (book) • http://www.europa.eu.intsearch term: competition • Search box (web) = Index (book) • http://www.wto.org search terms: non-tariff barrier
General Strategy –Quality Concerns • Web age: Anybody can put anything on the web at any time! • Positive: easy and free to speak. • Negative: easy and free to make mistakes. • Presumed “guilty”. • Always check who publishes the web. • Always check contact information.
General Strategy –reading & surfing • Web Surfing can be time consuming and frustrating. • Reading helps surfing. • Know the Jargons- some examples: • Non tariff barriers (WTO), but measures having equivalent effect to quantitative restrictions (EU). • Antitrust (U.S), but Competition Law (EU).
General Strategy –Search Engine search • Advanced search • And, or, not, etc. • http://www.google.com
General Strategy –$ & Search Engine • Some search engines give you more than you want. Reason? – commercials! • Ranking may be a trick. The one on the top may not be the best.
General Strategy – in summary • Use the web like a book. Index, table contents. • Presumed “guilty” until proven “innocent.” • Do readings before surfing. • Use advanced search in Google. • Ranking may not be reliable.
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