Have you ever been tricked by a Web site? You thought you were
entering an easy contest - for example, trying to click on a moving
cartoon of a monkey - but it turned out to be just a way to get
you to come to a page selling junk? Or maybe you clicked on a link
that said it would take you to a page about your favorite singer
or TV star and it took you to a page about trying to sell you phony
"weight loss" pills instead. You were tricked. So, yes,
tricking people is what the Web is for.
Every day it seems, someone thinks up something new you can do
with the Web. Two doctors in different cities can look at a patient's
X-rays together and talk about what they think the X-rays show.
Families can share their photographs and even have them displayed
in a special electronic frame that sits on a bookshelf. There are
already some refrigerators that can send you an email if they notice
that you are running out of milk! There is no predicting what will
be invented tomorrow and the day after that. All those future predictions
are also what the Web is for.
Links to Explore
Stars' scheduled programs
photos from the Civil War
refrigerator on the Web
about refrigerators on the Web