Thinking Aloud
Monday, April 19, 2004 VOLUME 1 ISSUE 8  
International News Outlets Stymied by Satire
Spyware: The New Internet Villain
Ask Liz
Rate Extension for Camp WorldWIT
Hot Topic
Maneuvering in the Post-Millennium Workplace
Camp WorldWIT Sponsor Exclusive: Intel
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International News Outlets Stymied by Satire

Have you ever been accused of being a bit gullible or have you perhaps cut a corner in researching sources you rely on in your business? Well, you are not alone! Onion Taken Seriously, Film at 11 by Daniel Terdiman shows how even the most credible news organizations have been taken in by humorous satire. The article explores snafus that international media outlets have made when they didn't research their sources thoroughly.The Onion, a US satirical newspaper, prints outlandish stories that are tongue in cheek. Read how those not familiar with the publication have made the mistake of quoting it and relying on it for credible news.,1284,63048,00.html?tw=wn_culthead_7

Spyware: The New Internet Villain

The past few months virus-infected emails have been circulating at a frenzied pace. Most internet users are aware of the viruses and are vigilant about running their anti-virus software and not opening suspicious files included as attachments. What users may not know is that spyware poses a threat to their internet safety and to the confidentiality of their transactions.

Spyware is generally hidden in your computer's files and can track your internet purchases and other information. Andy Sullivan's Reuters article published on Yahoo! News entitled FTC, Experts, Advocates to Discuss Internet Spyware offers information about spyware and what leaders and policymakers plan to do in order to educate consumers about this threat.You can view the article by visiting:

Ask Liz
WorldWIT Founder and CEO Liz Ryan

This week's Ask Liz addresses the issue of IT jobs being outsourced to offshore companies. This is a must read for anyone who feels their job may be in danger of being eliminated due to this growing trend.

Rate Extension for Camp WorldWIT
Camp WorldWIT is quickly approaching! Because we know that your busy lifestyle may not have allowed the time to make plans to attend, we have extended the $695 registation rate until 4/30/04. Use that tax refund to spend a relaxing weekend with other WorldWIT members at beautiful Appel Farm Camp in Southern New Jersey. To take advantage of this rate extension please visit

If you are close enough to drive to Camp WorldWIT and not stay overnight at Appel Farm, you can register at the special "No Overnight Accommodations" rate of only $199! You will still be able to participate in all Camp activities, such as our signature networking, the Crabtree & Evelyn spa night, the Intel Mobile Experience Zone with showcasing wireless technologies, the Apple and Tekserve Lifestyles Luncheon, powerful keynotes, the huge variety of breakout sessions, and all meals. The only thing you will not receive at this price is onsite sleeping accommodations. Please visit for this special local rate.

We look forward to seeing you at Camp WorldWIT May 20-23!!!

Hot Topic
This week the Hot Topic around the United States was the final episode of 'The Apprentice'. In the final episode which aired last Thursday, Bill Rancic of Chicago won the position of President of one of Donald Trump's companies. He will take over a Chicago sky-rise building project that is scheduled for completion sometime in 2007. However, the main watercooler talk was not about Bill's victory but about a previous contestant, the ever-entertaining and equally frustrating Omarosa Manigualt-Stallworth. Many viewers of the show felt that she was underhanded, losing the competition for finalist Kwame Jackson. On the final episode a fellow cast-mate even called her a liar. Despite the animosity some feel towards Omarosa, there are rumors are circulating about a talk show in the works for her, and she has managed to stay in the public spotlight throughout the competition. What did you think of 'The Apprentice' and specifically Omarosa's behavior?  Was she a competitor with business savvy who played the game, or do you think she crossed the line? Send your thoughts to Want to apply for next season? Go to
Maneuvering in the Post-Millennium Workplace
Last week Liz Ryan's column on addressed tips for basic ettiquette in today's workplace.  Check out this insightful column at

Camp WorldWIT Sponsor Exclusive: Intel
How to Connect to a Public Hotspot: The Basics

Part of the fun of being unwired is finding all the places you can enjoy a wireless connection.  And with more and more people joining the ranks of the untethered, new public wireless LAN "hotspots" are growing in number every day.  Here's a list from Intel of what you need to get started, from finding a Wi-Fi hotspot to logging on to a wireless service.

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