April Fools…. not observed here….



I remember a time when I enjoyed April Fools – when I was real little I’d try the outlandish “there’s a tiger in the front yard” kind of stuff, later, perhaps more subtle…. but I’ve NEVER been a fan of the idea of a news reporting organization putting out an april fools story. Every day we have to gaurd ourselves to take every email that comes in with a grain of salt, watching for signs of phishing attack or social engineering. It really bugs me though when supposedly trustworthy sources burn some credibility on April fools day…


The local tv channel on their late news broadcast on April first reminded folks to “set back your clocks tonight”. I’m not sure if that was a joke or just a plain old mistake (I’m more than willing to think it was a mistake.) But if it was a late April Fools prank, it wouldn’t be the first from a news organization. I’ve seen and heard of prank articles in newspapers, etc and of course, the web is FULL of them.

Sure, even trustworthy sources should be checked up on, but many people don’t do that and are easily susceptible to “I heard it from ….., they’re always right….”

I guess I should put it this way.

I will not use this site as an April fool prank platform. I do my best to pass along what I think is true and correct. Many times I do pass along opinion as well, but…

This is not in response to any one item (outside of April Fools day itself I suppose…) I’ve just been meaning to say this for the last week…

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • The Great Lizamoon SQL Injection Attack - March-April 2011 Well - Friday things started getting interesting on tech news sites. Most sites were running phony April fools stories and a few including websense was running with a major attack going on against many SQL based websites. Details were sketchy - people were told to look for ur.php files in......
  • More google news sitemaps.... What are they trying to prove??? Okay, Google Analytics rolled out (slowly) earlier this week and is just now catching up on reporting data. It looked like one of the rockiest initial Google releases to date. This morning came the news of Google Base a way to submit and search,......
  • Spam Pings I've had a flood of spammy pings on one specific post. I've disabled ping backs on that post and will continue to disable pingbacks when I see spammish "abuse" of the concept. I'd certainly rather not do this. One of the values of a pingback is if someone actually writes......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • $2,811 In Passive Income For April 2008 I was so busy in May that I completely forgot to post April's passive income summary. On the bright side, April was a been a record breaking month for me with total "passive" income amounting to $2,811.42. On the flip side, I've been so busy, I haven't been paying attention......
  • Online Income and Passive Dividend Income Update for September I made $2,884.13 in online & passive income for the month of September, 2008. After the somewhat lackluster income over summer, this was a welcome increase. Here's the breakdown: Online Income: $1799.92 Adsense: $214.78 Linkworth: $332.24 TLA: $241.78 Kontera: $$45.48 Direct Ads: $205.55 RevResponse: $28.23 Prosper Referrals: $25.00 Amazon: $58.67......
  • Verizon Offers Free 3G Tethering on Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus Though April Fools Day is hardly the best time to make any genuine announcements, Verizon Wireless did so yesterday. And it made not one but two major announcements yesterday. Both these announcements also figure on the Official Palm Blog. Verizon is now offering Free 3G Tethering, courtesy the Palm mobile......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site