Speed of Rumor
Rumor is (somehow) faster than word-of-mouth should be.
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(permanent link) added: 2012-11-02 02:09:31 sponsor: JenBurdoo (last reply: 2012-11-04 11:38:47)

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Have we got this one? This is where the powers that be officially declare something -- but either everyone knows it within five minutes (despite it taking more than five minutes to read out) or everyone knows it already.. This is NOT a case of Gossip Evolution or a Not Secret; it's a case of communication being faster than light. It is particularly true of militaries and the Close-Knit Community.
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