It is hard to imagine life before the web.

If I have to do anything — make soup, download a Mod in Minecraft for my son or get someone to haul away trash from my garage, the first place I go is Google.

After scanning past the sponsored links (why don’t I trust those?) I scan to see what information is available.

If I am hiring a fix-it person, I love a link to Yelp, where I can check out their track record with other customers.

(When I researched “carpet cleaning in Mesa,” George from Paradise Carpet Cleaning got my business because of the near-perfect 5 Star Reviews from his customers on Yelp)

If I want to research a professional, I like to dig into LinkedIn profiles or personal websites or blogs.

(I was looking up information about a mutual friend here in Phoenix for a writing project, and found ...

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