That “Florida Man Challenge:” Phish or menace?

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This week, a viral “challenge” took Twitter and other social media by storm. The “Florida Man Challenge” called for people to:

  • Google “Florida Man” and their birthdate,
  • Find a headline about the activities of a “Florida Man” that matched their birthdate, and
  • Post that headline to their social media account.

The challenge spread like a cat meme, so much so that typing “Florida Man” into the Google search bar resulted in suggested entries that were almost exclusively calendar dates.

Doing this was, as we like to say at Ars, a really bad idea.

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