The second image turned out to be a bit more difficult they what I expected, but not enough to have me pull out my hair. At first I tried to type “Background Maps”, but it just lead me to a bunch of wallpapers for my computer, not really helpful. Yet no need to lose hope. While I was going to delete my search a suggestion for “background map 1961 freedom rides”, this lead to be most helpful. The first and third link turned to be able to reveal that it is a map was a map for the Congress of Racial Equality. Both websites are government and one has a link to the other showing it as a source validator, leaving both sources credible.
The First image turns out to be a letter from. Eleanor Roosevelt to president general of the DAR. The funny thing is that I thought it would be difficult to find information on an image but it was in no way hard to find a reliable source on the letter shown above. All I typed in Google was ” Letter to Mrs Henry M. Robert” and the information I needed was the very first link, no searching necessary The first link was the National Archives, which is a creditable because is a government website, but still you take it with a grain of salt. but after some cross referencing i can say that it is.
“Love Online”, an article by Henry Jenkins, tells of the experience his son had with a relationship that he had online. His son fell in love with a woman he met in a chat room and the decided to go out. He compares his sons relationship to that of his parents where during World Wars they were separated leaving them to sending love letters. Jenkins viewed the emailing as a form of love letter letting there love grow. The two finally met and soon parted ways, but as stated not due to their meeting, but just because he was fifteen. The internet bring wide communities together allowing for communication, and some time it leads to love, leaving the internet an important form of contacting each other.
Another article by Douglas Rushkoff, “Social Currency” brings up the interesting point of human contact. Rushkoff states that the content on the internet is not what the populaces wants. it is the contact with each other through the use of the content that bring people happiness. It has been that way for a long time. humans thrive with each human contact, We use the content as a reason to contact each other, getting the thrill of each person. Rushkoff believes that in order to use as a database for content and focus on the contact they will be more successful.
In the article “They Called Me Cyber Boy ” by Douglas Rushkoff, he states his distaste for the way the internet became. He longs for the days where he was the freak that lured people to the internet. He seems to feel that the internet lost its luster. He goes on to say that the internet has become another place for businesses . Instead of using the internet for discovery it is just another place to make a purchase. Being apart of the select few that were in the cyber culture brought him such joy, but now that is is all changed he looks back to the old days Even though he get payed for what he dose it all goes back to the longing for the magic that the internet brought during its earlier years.
This is Part 2 of the list of wacky websites and we are half way done, and the websites just get more interesting from here.
We are now on the Sixth entry to this list. , the website for this entry is an article on a case of extreme hiccups that would not go away until the use of digital rectal massage. This article is one of the most random things I have ever read leaving the question it being real or not. Well there is an outgoing link but it just describes what a hiccup is, and the rest is just other articles. After some digging I found that the website is just part of a bigger website that deals with biotechnology. It also helps that the website is a .gov stating that it is in some way part of the government. If that isn’t prof enough I don’t know what is, and no I can say that even if the article was bazaar the website is real.
Next is the Seventh entry and this is an interesting one. For many years there has been debate of big foots existence and the existence of Sasquatch. Most people this that anyone who thinks that they are real are nothing but a bunch of quacks the buy in all the fake facts that people make up just to get attention. And god forbid there be a website dedicated to proving the existence of these creatures. But as the rules of the internet the website dose exist, and is known as the BFRO. Well the website may seem a bit on the odd side, it does have outsourcing links to back up there claims. Now are the claims real or fake? Well that is up to you, a lot of the website is testimonies from people but the try to back it up. So even if the website is a bit odd doesn’t mean it is fake.
Next is the Eighth entry which deals with a delicious breakfast item, the egg. The egg is a very important thing in which a life develops and grows. The Ova Prima feels that it is very important and in need of serious research and to find what came first the chicken or the egg. They state that they have done intense research but I could not find anything to back up their claims. I have found a journal they spoke of, but no info on which they claim this is a common way to find out if they are real, or maybe I’m just blind, that is always up to speculation. Yet from my view point I declare this website as fake.
The Ninth entry is a nice little site that represents a beautiful building that has been in Scotland since the 1500’s. The Torchwood house is a wonderful place with an interesting history and astounding architecture. You can have your weddings here or just visit, the Torchwood house is welcome to all. You would think that this would be a nice place to visit right? Well the Torchwood house is located next to the Glen of Saint Catherin. No address or contact information, and all the info about the place was not in much detail. It would be nice if the Torchwood House would be real, but the website gives no true evidence on if what they say is real. So with not much else to say I claim this website fake, but if you don’t believe me there is even a disclaimer on the bottom of the page that tells you that the site is fake and that there is no such thing as the Torchwood house.
Finally we have reached the last one and there is no site that could have better ended this list. Dead Duck Day is an interesting day to say the least and a site commemorating it is even weirder. The holiday is based on a duck the dyed then soon raped by another male duck. One may ask why they would do this, and I have one simple answer, why not. The site might be a blog on wordpress.com, but they have outsourcing links, be it most of them are in another language. But there is a scientist that goes around talking about this duck changed his life, one of his speeches can be found on TED. Though the subject may seem strange there is enough data to back it up. So for the last site on this list I dub this as a real site.
There are a lot of faulty websites that claim to be real but now it is time to discern if they are real, or not.
The First website is The SandMan.com who claims to have found an alternate energy source through the phone company. What most people don’t realize is that the phone jack dose indeed has electric output that is sent from the phone company. This was done so if the power when out and it was an emergency, if your phone had the cord attached you were able to call someone, but the energy that is sent is very little and powers just the phone. Yet this website company claims to have harness the power to make it enough to power anything in your house. Problem to find out if this research was real I couldn’t find any proof to back up their statement leaving me the feel that this web site is a fake and just a way to scam you out of your money.
The Second website is a FEMA blog that is dedicated to preparation for the zombie apocalypse. There are links to other disasters such as earthquakes and fires, but we will be focusing on the page that deals with the zombie apocalypse. There is a comment section towards the bottom to the page where people can post their views on the subject. Some stat that the page is a hoax and others not sure what to think, not knowing to believe or not. In the article there is a link that leads to the website of Disease control where a link to this website is listed. One interesting side note is that this article doesn’t state that it will happen it just state what to do if it does happen. Even if the info is probable I feel that this site is real.
The Third site is of a RYT Hospital that claims to be to participate in the most innovative and extraordinary health care. Examples of such are of Geno choice and male pregnancy. The site look fancy and the layout is a bit confusing so it must be real right? Wrong, this website is more fake then George Washington’s teeth. Just because it look nice does not mean that it is real, if you look a bit deeper you can find that the research they so rightfully did is not on their website, they are all links to someplace else, and after going to the about us I found that there is not enough information to support their claim as a real business, so to put it bluntly this website is a fake.
The Fourth is an interesting one, and one could say it is a doggy heaven. Dog Island Free Forever claims to take you dog that then send them to an island occupied only by other dogs and rabbits for food. If this seems right you and you think it is perfect for your dog, well it is all free, no money required. Perfect for those dogs who wish to roam, well I am sorry to say that it is too perfect to be real, it is yet another hoax. I gives you all this information and states that they have been interviewed, but when you try to follow the link it takes you to a news website’s homepage leaving no evidence of the interview, another website that doesn’t leave any backup for its claims.
Next one in line is our Fifth entry. This entry in this game of Fact or Crap is a Museum of Jurassic Technology. This museum claims to have relics and artifacts that dates back to the lower Jurassic period, and hold events for the public, such as concerts and more. Some may say that it is fake, but in the museums information you can find an address and with a quick Google Map search, one can find that the museum is indeed a real place making the site a real website. A real website I never thought that I would see another one, let’s just hope we can find some more.
The second half of this list shall be in Wacky Websites part 2.