Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Rumors, rumors everywhere!

Debunking online urban legends

One of my biggest pet peeves is receiving urban legends and hoaxes via email. My favorite site to research such stories is Snopes.com.

Snopes has compiled it's "25 Hottest Urban Legends." According to the website, Barack Obama, Starbucks, and missing child alerts are among the current hot topics.

To learn more about the popular email rumors, and whether they're true, click here. If you're not familiar with Snopes.com, I encourage you to click through the site. Bookmark it. It's a great reference.



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3 comments:

Ian Lidster said...

Thanks for the link, lovely friend who is back, much to my delight. I've bookmarked it. I too hate that stuff and am not much into conspiracy theories.

Shirazi said...

Now that is a nice find.

Deb S. said...

Ian: I'm glad you can use the information. Some urban legends have been circulating via email since 2000!

Shirazi: Thank you. I'm wondering if anyone sees the same proliferation of Internet rumors in Europe and Asia.