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Jan. 12, 2004

Urban Legends on the Internet

Urban legends predate the internet, but with the proliferation of e-mail, you're more likely to come across one of those urban legends.  You can use the internet to de-bunk or confirm those net-born legends and scare stories.

snopes.com has one of the more comprehensive with several different categories and a search engine.  When you find the legend or story you've been looking for, there's a color-coded key that tells you the validity of the story,

truthorfiction.com opens up with some of the latest net-rumors making the rounds.  This site also categorizes the legends for you to look up, plus it disects the anatomy of a rumor and how to debunk something that's false.

urbanlegends.com has a discussion board you can sign up on, and the categories are mainly responses to e-mails that had been posted in the group.

For This Week in Geek, I'm Mark Avery.

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