Friday, April 28, 2006

The truth behind the dancing Dowe Quick

It was too good to be true.
It was obvious from the many spelling and grammatical errors on the alleged website for Dowe Quick that it was not the longtime KOAM anchor who was the mastermind behind the project.
Still, Quick's expose' on Thursday's newscasts of how easy it is for someone to assume someone else's identity on the internet took away that last glimmer of hope from those of us who were keeping our fingers crossed that there really was a dancing Dowe Quick.
Quick's piece was amusing, but also frightening, as interviews with MSSU President Julio Leon and Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr, as well as the anchor's own experiences showed how little security people have on the world wide web.

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