Tales From the Spambots - Who's Who of the Hour

We here at the Volidity Report often write about the Man of the Year and the stories [of the stories] of the year, but what about the men of the month, week, day, or...hour??? If even a dog can have its day, why not give man--a more highly evolved creature, with reasoning abilities--smaller units of time? Luckily, there are those who subscribe to this theory *and* wanted to recognize the accomplishments of the Volidity Report:
From: Lisa Davis, Editor
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:40 PM
To: [Herrence Meritocracy]
Subject: Who's Who in Academia (January 2013 edition)

Good morning.
We're writing to let you know that you received Honorable Mention in yesterday's article titled "Who's Who in Academia" by Joseph Bozanek.
The article will remain available at
 http://www.newsdigest.co/news/academia  for the next few hours and is free to view or download.

Wishing you the best of continued success,
Lisa Davis, Editor
News Digest International
Having previously received academic recognition from other Lisas in the past, we here at the Volidity Report were not surprised to be honored in such a way. But the idea of honoring someone for only a set of hours is a potentially a brilliant innovation for the Millennial Generation. As we blog daily, update the Book of Faces hourly, and livetweet our activities minute-by-minute, it is only fitting that we recognize people for their accomplishments over the course of a few Earth hours. When the Volidity Report acquires some unpaid interns or temp workers, expect us to use our tumbling Twitters to honor a "Volid Hero of the Hour" every hour, on the hour. Until then!

-Herrence Meritocracy
Editor-in-Chief, Volidity Report
Who's Who in Academia: January 30, 2013 - 12:00 - 4:00 pm (EST)


  1. I received a similar email at work for who's who in public service & that they wanted to let me know that i received an honorable mention & that the article would remain available at http:/.www.newsdigest.com/news/publicservice? for the next few hours & is free to view or download. I didn't find it on their website & I didn't give them any information & I have deleted from my email.

  2. I just got one of these and foolishly opened the email. It showed what looks like a valid web news site but I couldn't find the article. Should I be worried about infiltration of my computer?

  3. I got one and also opened it (curiosity more than vanity). It doesn't have any kind of money scam going. Is it just click bait (some not a lot of advertising, or should we expect that we downloaded a payload when we opened the link? No Anti Virus popups...