August 01, 2004

Spam from friends and relatives?

This is the site I refer my relatives to when I get one too many forwarded hoaxes -- often sent along by my relative as gospel to everyone in their mailbox. Maintained by amateur folklorists Barbara and David Mikkelson, Urban Legends Reference Pages (aka snopes.com) will usually confirm that the forwarded email you just got is a hoax. Helps save on looking like a fool for forwarding that email hoax along.

Named by Time magazine in March 2002 and again in June 2003 as one of the 50 Best Web Sites, snopes.com contains thousands of articles about urban legends, Internet lore, odd news stories, strange facts, common misconceptions, superstitions, unusual word origins, and little-known yet fascinating tidbits of history.

Posted by leita at August 1, 2004 10:52 AM to category Efficiency