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Mefi detectives: over-zealous?

Must we really put on our Mefi detective caps for every single thread, now? They're not all airnxtz's, and this one appears genuine, despite the nature of the link.
posted by disillusioned on Jan 30, 2006 - 42 comments

terrier of truth on the pantleg of bullshit

Better than newsfilter : Metafilter as a terrier of truth on the pantleg of bullshit ? - I noticed, all of a sudden, an emerging posting trend which seems to me far healthier than reflexive newsfilterism - as shown in these six threads.
posted by troutfishing on Oct 2, 2004 - 9 comments

Meta News Verification Service

I thought that link about the internet enabled loo smelled funny. It turned out to be one of those many internet enabled hoaxes. People's general gullibility (including my own) makes me wonder about the viability of a Meta-news service like the proposed "MoJo."
If professional journalists have problems getting their facts straight, what chance do a buncha amateurs?
posted by jpburns on May 13, 2003 - 12 comments

MeFi Detectives go Pro

I have an idea for a new addition to the MeFi family of products... MoJo!

MetaonlineJournalism - A subsection of MetaFilter (like MetaTalk) where stories or rumors that need further investigation, research, or verification are actively worked on by webloggers, ideally working together to determine the truth of the matter.

This, I think, is increasingly important, since MeFi posts fade out a lot quicker than they used to, due to posting frequency. MetaOnlineJournalism posts might be around long enough to determine the truth of the matter, and would be presented in an environment that would ideally be far more about collaborative reporting, and far less about flaming.

I want my MoJo!
posted by insomnia_lj on Mar 5, 2003 - 150 comments

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