On African Plain there is a Meta Predator and her name is Leo. Panthera leo to be exact.
The internet is greatest collection of wealth or fodder, depending upon your info-perspective world has ever seen. With such a cacophony of directories filled with video, text, imagery, sound, fury, Hot Flash and Cold Fusion, what's an information cheetah to do in order to make sense of it all and take it to another level of Game?
Simple. Use expertise of your fellow experts to reach escape velocity. Take yourself to Meta level with something that is free, easy to use and will make your search for mission critical information a cruise.
Deja News: (http://deja.com/usenet). The archive of Usenet.
A Meta Expert takes advantage of other experts in way that a meta search engine takes advantage of smaller search engines, way that a lion takes advantage of smaller predators such as Cheetah.
No, I don't work for Deja, or have any affiliation with them whatsoever. I'm simply writer, athlete, producer, graphic designer, videographer Company Computer Guy, Marketer, PR man, CEO, CIO, CTO, chief dog walker and all around Mass Media Information SuperStar at large of dogtv.com networks (The SuperDog Station) http://dogtv.com
I'm a corporation of one and I know I'm not alone out there.
I became an expert on dogs via my own inherent brilliance, passion and background in writing and biology, with a big helping hand from Usenet (newsgroups). By reading posts from experts across country, I quickly discerned existence of, and in fact coined phrases to describe three major camps in Dog Game: A. Koehler Nazis (a choke chain is their best friend) B. Control Freaks (a cage is their best friend) C. Psychologists (Prozac is their only friend)
and I came out swinging with my own site, media, personality and "DOG GAME" philosophy which treats dog training as a game, way dogs treat it and which views (correctly) dogs as athletes and hunters that they are, and not "problems" to be fixed or solved with punishment, cages or expensive drugs.
As a usenet pro, I quickly learned to spot experts in other groups, including Digital Video, Computer Hardware, Software, Web Developing, and everything else I needed to learn YESTERDAY in order to create my own television presence on almost no budget.
Newsgroups are communities anyone can join, where experts in their fields, everything from motherboards for Athlon Processors, Danish Gardening, Bicycle Mechanics and questionable sexual habits get together to fight, laugh, educate, commiserate and battle for soul of digital demographic and deja.com is Grand Central Station of information.