Sunday, March 31, 2013

April Fool's "Journalism" Considered Harmful?

There seems a bit of a meme in twitter-land this year on the subject of April Fool's fake stories being A Bad Thing. I think I am generally sympathetic to the arguments, notably undermining trust. I can think of one beneficial side-effect, at least: it may help train people to detect Urban Legends. In my cosmology, this is a very important skill.

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