Tech hoaxes, scams, urban legends, and practical jokes

You can't believe everything you read on the Internet. Yet so many people do!
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2013: The year of the hoax?

An airplane note-passing fight made up by a producer of the Bachelor. A twerking-gone-wrong video that turned out to be made by late night host Jimmy Kimmel. A comedian got tricked by another comedian running a fake Twitter account for Picante Salsa. Some might say that 2013 was the year of the hoax online. But longtime Internet denizens know that hoaxes and trickery focused on technology have been with us for much longer than the Web.

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