Online Finds: Site-Seeing on the Web, With or Without a Computer

February 1, 1996

Tailored Info Without Going On-Line

If you want to access the mother lode of information available through the Internet but aren't comfortable spending time at the computer, consider using a new Internet news clipping service called Cyberscan to plug in to the worldwide network of computer networks. Subscribers give Cyberscan a topic area, several key words in that area, and the maximum number of clips they want to receive. Cyberscan then sends out periodic updates by fax, Federal Express, or E-mail. Take note: The service isn't cheap. Prices for the service range from $15 per keyword for a one-time report to $40 per keyword for daily reports, plus $2 per clip. Delivery services other than E-mail cost extra. Cyberscan can be contacted at cybrscan@deltanet.com or at 310/358-0103.

A Booty of Foreclosed Properties From the Federal Government

The U.S. General Services Administration now has a listing of residential and commercial real estate for sale by the federal government. Properties came into government hands through foreclosure, seizure, or some other means. You can check out the GSA site at http://www.gsa.gov. But beware: Its graphics are slow to load. You may want to choose the "text-only" option that's offered. To get to the property listings, visit the "What's new" section of the site.

Pamela Geurds Kabati is the former publisher of REALTOR® Magazine and senior vice president of communications for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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