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.
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
Looks like we have some new tools to play with. Are there any quirks about this blog-site that we need to be aware of? I was just thinking, we should make sure that whatever our hoax choice may be that it hasn’t already been examined by popular culture… by something like the tv show “Mythbusters.”
Yes I got here
Here are links to some of the people and/or organizations mentioned in the article from GQ.
Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University
Monkeys and infanticide (Note it says The Times, January 1, 2004. I haven’t checked that yet, but you can.)
Someone copying this article into their myspace blog without attribution (which gets it to show up in Google text searches)
Welcome to the class blog. You need to join the blog by registering (see the link in the lower right column). Once you’ve registered, you’ll be able to log in and once you are logged in you will land on a “dashboard” screen. One of your options on that screen is “write”. Select that and you can then write a post. Before it will become public, you need to click the “publish” button on the right of the screen.
Below the text box there are options for categories. I’ll be showing you what to do with those in class.