I am curious about the origins of a few of the London riot rumours. How did the highly unlikely rumour that the Blackberry Messenger was the communication channel of choice for rioters/looters get started? Also how did the false story that Duggan had shot at the police get started?
posted by srboisvert
on Aug 11, 2011 -
On balance if you were to take all the rumors that are published in blogs, newspapers, etc. about business news, celebrity happenings, etc. would the trend be that more rumors end up being true or false? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus
on Feb 18, 2011 -
I've tried to be a boyscout in preparations for everything. Oil and water in the car. First Aid and fire retardant in every room. Etc, etc.
I've also tried to be prepared for what many call EOTWAWKI, the End of the World as We Know It. Not in a survivalist way by more in line with common sense. Now, I'm trying to figure out how much further to dive in. [more inside]
posted by damiano99
on Sep 25, 2008 -