Story summaries on the new Yahoo iPhone app. (Credit: Yahoo) Yahoo has wasted no time turning its Summly acquisition into a lure for mobile users.
The Internet, while awesome, is also a mind-boggling marvel of bullshit production and dissemination. A misleading or outright fake news story can get forwarded on Facebook a million times before Snopes.com can even write up their rebuttal (no, oral sex does not prevent breast cancer). Since the rise of social media, we get more and more of our news from each other, and far, far too many of us aren’t asking ourselves the important question: “Is the amazing news I’m about to share even fucking true?” Because most of the time, we don’t need somebody else to debunk these stories for us — not if we know what to look for