ABSTRACT

Lazy Person's Guide to Internet Hoaxes, Myths and Legends   [open pdf - 350KB]

"You are traveling through another dimension - a dimension of bits and bytes and information. It is a journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination and there is a signpost up ahead. Your next stop: the Internet Zone. Within the vast, bright realm of cyberspace, however, lurk various tricksters and scam artists ranging from amusing to annoying or downright dangerous. These miscreants have turned their not inconsiderable talents to creating stories that convince the unwary to spread the seeds of their imaginations around the world. Submitted for your consideration are some of the stories that have become Internet legends and urban myths. All of them are hoaxes, but they cling to their odd half-lives through a combination of cunning, persistence and their ability to draw new believers to their cause."

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2005-04
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Public Domain
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CHIPS: http://www.chips.navy.mil
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pdf
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application/pdf
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CHIPS - The Department of the Navy Information Technology Magazine (April-June 2005), p.42-44
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