Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Snopes.com

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I always get forwarded emails. Who doesn't, right?I'm fine with that. I just don't forward them anymore unless they are jokes which I find funny, or some food for thoughts. That's about it. The rest, I just delete and move on to the next one.

I love my friends, I really do but sometimes I don't understand why they spend so much time forwarding emails that are obviously not credible enough to forward. What am I talking about?? Emails about Lead in Lipstick or Exploding Recharging Cell Phone or heating plastics in Microwave. Now, I appreciate that my friends care enough to forward me emails that may or can help me but majority of the emails are not even credible.

One place I go to when I get such emails is to check it at Snopes.com. It's place where they separate facts from rumors. If you click on one of the links, say Lead in Lipstick, it will lead you to a page where this rumor is being disproved.

So before you forward an email warning people of something, check it first at Snopes.com. It will not only save you time, it can also save your friends' time or your 'credibility'!

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