What are the differences among urban legends, pranks, hoaxes, and frauds? In each, there is an intention to deceive, but both the spirit and the consequences of the deceit vary considerably. At what point do we pass from “good clean fun” to harmful consequences? A review of some examples of each, and a reflection on the bigger picture.
From Genie Scott's talk at the 2014 The Amazing Meeting conference. When: July 12, 2014. Where: TAM, Las Vegas