Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Snopes

I really dislike email forwards. Really! I also really dislike getting sent email forwards when the information the forward contains is a hoax. Please, if you are in my reading audience, forward this to everyone you know (just kidding)....

I belong to a freecycle group. I used to belong to a food storage group. I dropped out of the food storage group because of people using the email lists to send forwards. I am seriously considering dropping out of the freecycle group. I know that the people who sent the forwards had good intentions. They were passing along information on computer viruses, telephone scams, and missing children.

It is not difficult to verify the accuracy of an email forward. Next time you are tempted to send something, check out snopes.com first. Or, if you don't want to do that? Try google. It's helpful!

I'd appreciate it.

4 comments:

Allie said...

Oh, I forgot to say, that one of my newest favorite pastimes is to look up a email forward on snopes, and then hit reply all on the email to send everyone the link.

Allie (the spam mail avenger)

edwardvanroberts said...

amen - and now will you stop forwarding all those stupid emails from your crazy relatives?

Allie said...

You are very funny eddie.

wordsfromhome said...

Great idea, allie. I spent half an hour the other day composing and e-mail explaining to a friend who sends them to me frequently why it was a bad idea. I think I will look into snopes!