Debunking the Myths

Posted by Dennis February 22nd, 2012

Internet garbage not only circulates, it comes back!  There are all kinds of virus warnings, hoaxes, urban legends, and other misinformation that get passed around, usually by email.  Some of these have been out there a LONG time and will resurface occasionally.  I got one around Christmas time that had a bunch of really cool things you can do with your cell phone, so I saved it for a blog.  But the more I read it, the more I wondered how accurate it was.  So I searched for an entire sentence, in quotes… and guess what?  The EXACT email pulled up on Snopes.com.  Here’s the TRUTH behind some cell phone tricks (and yes, some are possible) If you’ve never seen Snopes before, remember that name.  These folks have been around a LONG time researching and publishing the truth about this kind of stuff.  I rely on them any time I get a mass email (or other post) of any type that could be false.  Kudos to the Snopes gang for keeping a high standard of accuracy for many years.  Sites with good, solid information are hard to come by these days, so if you find one… bookmark it!  And, as I write this, I hope you’ve all bookmarked the TPCD News page.  :-)

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2 Responses

  1. avatar Amy says:

    I use Snopes all the time! So glad they are accurate because I like debunking internet myths.

    • avatar Dennis says:

      Yep, it’s getting harder to tell what’s legitamate information out there. Thanks for your comment…

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