Wikipedia entries: “Hoax”; “List of Hoaxes on Wikipedia”; “Do Not Create Hoaxes”; “The Travails and Tribulations of Geoffrey Peacock
Little Seagull, W1&2
Blog post (by Thursday at 8am): What tactics do people commonly rely on to persuade others that their hoaxes are the real deal? Use an example from Barnum or a Wikipedia hoax to illustrate your point with specific examples. What makes for a successful or unsuccessful hoax?