What Is An Analogy Alert?

QUESTION:
What is an analogy alert? Where is it used, and how does it help protect law-abiding cyber citizens from serial offenders? I know someone here will have an informed answer…

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Katie Shox:
Member

An analogy alert is what internet platforms and social media sites need to display when a posting user cites an analogy. It is a type of content warning. A protective measure which stops innocent parties from having to read repetitive and increasingly elaborate attempts to prove a debating opponent wrong through the medium of spectacular exaggeration. Continue reading What Is An Analogy Alert?
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Internet Strategies: What Is Source-Trolling?

QUESTION:
Source-trolling has been reported as a growing Internet phenomenon – especially on the ever-chaotic screaming and foot-stamping ground of Twitter. But what actually is source-trolling, and what does it achieve?…

ANSWERS…

 

Nightshade La Pott:
Member

Source-trolling is the art of constantly demanding sources and citations during online debate – particularly when a statement is universally acknowledged as true, or so obvious that no one would even bother publishing a source. For example… Continue reading Internet Strategies: What Is Source-Trolling?

What is Babe-Exclusive Education Syndrome?

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JACK SMART:
On the way to work this morning, someone on the train mentioned a thing called Babe-Exclusive Education Syndrome. So, I’ve rifled my extensive collection of dictionaries and encyclopedias for a definition, and I can now confidently announce that… I still have absolutely no idea what it means. Can anyone here fill me in? Continue reading What is Babe-Exclusive Education Syndrome?

Are My Cellphone Conversations Being Recorded?

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PATHFINGER:
In live conversation, I swear all the time, to the point where people tell me I need treatment for it. When I recently purchased a new smartphone, I paid extra for the privacy suite, and believed I was safe from tracking. But after my first live conversation I immediately began to see adverts for profanity-reduction services and all the articles I see on search engines now have words like “shit” or “bollocks” in the titles. Are my conversations being recorded for marketing purposes? Continue reading Are My Cellphone Conversations Being Recorded?

Exposing the Dark World of NRGCult

The Cult

If ever you’ve felt like joining a secret cult, full of witches, sorcery and er… male feminists, your option of the moment just has to be NRGCult. Anchored at a secret location on the ‘dark net’, the organisation is run by a collective of powerful ‘spellcrafters’, whose magick appears to be upscaling the membership volume at an alarming rate.

The group’s main recruitment drive centres around love spells. Huge transfers of cosmic energy which can make the very most coveted celebrity fall madly and deeply for some vacant blob of sap who resides in his mother’s basement. The love spells are free, but they can only be cast for members, so anyone wanting that dream partner must join the Cult. Continue reading Exposing the Dark World of NRGCult

New Discoveries in Squirrel Psychology

VICTORIA DRUGGS:
Whilst the squirrel is considered the most intelligent of all rodents, scientists have for many years believed its primary interests to be trees, nuts, and the general mystery of why cousin rat eats eight-month-old beefburgers out of bins. However, as documented in a new study released today, scientists have discovered that squirrels have a much more sophisticated selection of thoughts. Continue reading New Discoveries in Squirrel Psychology

The Making of… British Men Buy More Porn Than Food

The Making of British Men Buy More Porn Than Food

BOB LEGGITT:
Every so often, a piece of journalism comes along and turns news reporting on its head. Incisive, clever, insightful – a game-changing story is what every news team strives to serve to the public. This is the story of a piece of journalism that set out to scoop fourteen news awards, an NTA nomination, twenty-seven five-star media reviews, and a BAFTA… And failed. On all counts. In fact it was dropped from the late bulletin to make way for a piece called British Women Drink More Gin Than Water. Continue reading The Making of… British Men Buy More Porn Than Food