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Internet Nostalgia

Let’s Revisit Balloon Boy

A hoax we’d no longer believe.

Welcome to part 16 of our Internet Nostalgia series, which looks back at phenomena that captured the internet’s imagination and attention for a fleeting moment and then vanished as everyone moved on to something else. This series looks back at those olden times and what they told us about the internet and




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Will Leitch

I write about these tumultuous times 3x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin.

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