Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Some internet training

Hi, thanks for joining. By signing with Bill's internet training you agree to comply with the following simple rules:

  1. Forwarding chain mail is wrong. If you do, I will brand an "L" into your forehead.
  2. The Internet is not your friend. Nor does it want to be; it doesn’t even care that you exist.
  3. AOL is not your friend. It isn’t even ON the internet. They also don’t care if you exist as long as you keep sending them checks.
  4. Google is your friend.
  5. Snopes is also your friend.
  6. Hoax Busters is also your friend.
  7. Forwarding jokes and news articles is fine.
    • Don't be a pest.
    • Include the source link, we know you didn't write it.
    • Remember that not everyone agrees with your insane political views.
    • If they do, you are a boring person and need to meet more people.

  8. If you ignore rules 1-7 and ever use the statement I don't know if this is true, but I thought you would find this interesting..." I will replace your computer with paper and crayons and force you to wear a dead pidgeon around your neck.
  9. Any questions, see rule 4.

Go forth and click.


Blogger Ahistoricality said...

Nicely done. I'd add a clause to the forwarding section, strongly suggesting that "too good to be true" news stories, particularly those forwarded by someone else, be checked at Snopes/HoaxBusters before forwarding.

10/26/2005 04:04:00 PM  

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