Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook


Forgot your password?
The Internet

Submission + - Snopes Calls Online Petitions A Waste Of Time

cybermage writes: ", usually a resource for ferreting out urban legends, has decided to engage in a bit of editorializing about the ineffectiveness of online petitions. It seems many petitions sites have sprung up that seem to be mostly geared toward attracting traffic to ads more than having any tangible effect; but, at the same time, efforts like and petitions from seem to be having some effect. Is right? Are online petitions a counter-productive waste of time? What have you experienced?"

It's not hard to admit errors that are [only] cosmetically wrong. -- J.K. Galbraith