Friday, June 04, 2010

"It's on the Internet, so it must be true..."

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Help Save the Endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus
 http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/

 
This is a great example of an hoax website. It looks authoritative, but it's all balony.

 "Tentacled Tree Hugger Disarms Seventh Graders"
Inkling. Matthew Bettelheim (March 14, 2007).
 
"Of the 25 seventh-graders identified as their schools' best online readers, 24 recommended this bogus website to another class that their teacher had told them was also researching endangered species.".
http://www.inklingmagazine.com/articles/tentacled-tree-hugger-gets-legs-up-on-twelve-year-olds/.
 
 
Rule #1:    Don't believe everything you read.
Rule #1a:  Especially if it's on the internet.
 
 
 


 


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