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Guided Tour BS

Not too long ago now, arch-debunking website Snopes posted a great article on the nonsense that’s peddled by museum and heritage site employees;

http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/07/museum-piece/

These traditional stories and myths are a particular fascination of mine, from the joke that became the… 400 more words

Myths

Donald Trump did not say that Republicans are the "dumbest group of voters" in 1998

As tempting as it is to believe, Donald Trump did not say that Republicans are the “dumbest group of voters” in a 1998 ‘People’ magazine interview. 321 more words

Politics

How to Avoid Falling for Bullshit on the Internet

The Internet is so vast that you can find just about anything online, no matter how unreasonable and bizarre it is. So employing an efficient filter is often necessary to help to tell fact from fiction and to prevent people from inadvertently spreading nonsense because viral stories exploit your biases in an effort to get you to click like, share or retweet. 1,140 more words

Skepticism

The Social Media Conundrum: Good, Bad and Worse

There is a debate going on in my mind about “social media” – sites such as Facebook, Twitter and the rest – is there value in these or are they ultimately harmful?  1,386 more words

Social Commentary

Debunking Facebook Hoaxes

Did you know that twelve million Americans believe that evil Reptilian Overlords run our government?

Stop me if you’ve heard this before:

You just saw a post on your Facebook news feed that says you need to copy/paste and post a legal notice or you’ll lose copyright control of your pictures and other content you share on your personal Facebook account… or maybe you saw a post on your news feed that says Facebook is going to charge you to keep your profile private, and points out that it does not cost anything to copy and paste. 684 more words

Social Media

Terrific News Tuesday

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hey kids…it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday! 473 more words

Barack Obama