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Tracking Rumors on the Internet

New York Magazine reports that researchers at Columbia University have created a website that tracks Internet rumors. It’s called Emergent. The well-known Snopes site has been doing something similar for almost 20 years, but Emergent aims to provide more statistical information, showing how many times a rumor has been referenced online, and who has been spreading or debunking it. 205 more words

Life

One way to tell whether incredible news you read online is really true

Did you hear the thing about the Florida woman who implanted a third breast in order to be “unattractive to men”? The one who is filming “her daily life in Tampa to show the struggles she faces because of her surgery”? 1,117 more words

What is Snopes?

Snopes.com, officially the Urban Legends Reference Pages, is a website covering urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of unknown or questionable origin.  61 more words

Online Resources

'This is completely made up’: Veracity of Samuel L. Jackson's congressional crime stats questioned

Actor Samuel L. Jackson thinks Congress needs to get back to work right now based on these “statistics”:

Now these MUTHAFUKKAS ARE TAKING THE NEXT 5WEEKS OFF!!

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Entertainment

Gaming Fodder From Snopes

I’ve been a fan of Snopes.com, the Urban Legends Reference Page, since they started in 1995. Thanks to them I’ve been able to allay many fears and rumors rolling around the internet. 624 more words

Cool Stuff

Scientists are saving mankind behind your back, pay attention.

Business finds new ways to save water for the future

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29163109

This article makes me think about Solar Roadways and all the other bullsh*t ideas that come about online, always claiming nobody has ever thought of this or that particular problem, let alone the solution; governments and corporations are hiding the truth in order to save money, meanwhile destroying the environment and so on. 339 more words

Science

Daily Prompt: "Rectum, Darn Near Killed 'Um!"

When I used to work in the Automated Collection System for the Internal Revenue Service there was an email that made the rounds that someone started to make us feel better about our highly… 76 more words

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