Illinois 4th Graders want your emails-Truth!
A Fourth-Grade Class In Riverton, Illinois Wants Your Emails-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
The fourth graders at Riverton Elementary School in Riverton, Illinois, are conducting an email project. They ask that emails be forwarded and replies be sent to them until April 9, 2001. They are keeping track of the emails and where they are from on a map in their room.
According to a spokesperson at the school, this project is real and is still in progress. Unless something interrupts it, they intend to take emails until their ending deadline of April 9, 2001.
Last updated 2/8/01
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Hello! We are in the fourth grade at Riverton Elementary School in Riverton, Illinois.
We are located just east of Springfield, which is our state’s capital. We have decided to map an e-mail project.
We are curious to see where in the world our e-mail will travel along the internet.
We will only do this for a period of three months, from January 9, 2001 to April 9, 2001.
This is not a pen-pal project, so we will not write you back, unless you request it. We would appreciate your help.
If you receive this message, we ask that you: 1) e-mail us back at: [email protected] and tell us your city/state/country/location so we can plot it on our map 2) we also ask that you send this letter on to everyone you know so that they can send it on to everyone they know, and so on. We are tracking the number of responses we receive by making a graph using the numbers received by state and country.
We hope that this will make it around the world! Thank you so much for any help you can give us.
Again, our e-mail address is: [email protected] sincerely, Mr. Durham’s 4th graders (Riverton, Illinois)