Archive for September, 2008

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Thursday, September 4th, 2008

I’m breaking ground in terms of online blogging, so I have yet to familiarize myself with all that can be done. In the meantime, I read some posts and thought that Scott made a good point about the ‘MythBusters’ television show and the hoaxes they’ve ‘busted’.

YouTube Hoaxes

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Here are links to the YouTube Hoaxes I mentioned in class yesterday:

Little Loca

Lonely Girl — and a Wired magazine story on Lonely Girl.

As with every hoax we’ve discussed so far, why do you think these two worked so well?

Other People’s Hoax Ideas

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Word about our course is wandering around the history blogosphere and has resulted in some suggestions for further study from other historians:

Five Hoaxes that Fooled the World

Six More Hoaxes that Fooled the World

Some of these are in our other readings, but not all…


Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

I am looking forward to working with you all this semester. Time to put that ‘thinking cap’ to work. See you tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Hello, this is to make sure this blog things works and all. See you in class

Google Hoaxes

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Hi all. I hope you had a great weekend. Here is a link to the Wikipedia page that details Google’s various hoaxes over the years. Some of these turned into real news events and so can be instructive for us. See you tomorrow.


Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Hey everyone! Looking forward to getting to know all of you. Scott you make a really good point about mythbusters…great show…but we should definitely be careful about our selection.

See everyone in class :)



Monday, September 1st, 2008

Hello Everyone.