Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: MySpace will be replaced with
Example: [Collected via e-mail, November 2007]
Origins: Just as we've seen yet another iteration of the "free merchandise for forwarding an
November 2007 brought us the garbled rumor quoted above, one which seemingly claimed that the popular social networking site MySpace was overloaded and in debt and would be replaced by
Not only is the basic idea behind this hoax a hoary one (having circulated in one form or another since at least 1999), but applying it to MySpace and mooting the idea of a
Bottom line? It's the same leg-pull no matter which Internet site or service is mentioned, how authoritative the message appears to be, or how fancy the exhortation to forward the letter to all your buddies may be.
Last updated: 26 November 2007
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