Saturday, July 9, 2011

FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW (and everyone you don't know; make a pest of yourself).

You've seen posts like this on your wall.  You've gotten emails like this.  You've passed these things on without verifying their validity.  You're a baaaad pussycat.

How much time does it take to go to Snopes dot com and check and see if you're unwittingly participating in a hoax?  It takes at least as little time as it takes to forward every bit of effluvium that makes its presence known to you, usually for the primary purpose of clogging up everyone's space and causing widespread panic.  Good job.  You've contributed to the general hubbub.

Rule of thumb:  if something or someone urges you to flood the superstupidinformation highway, don't.  Traffic jams are avoidable.  Just say no... quietly.

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