Break the Chain Chain-Breaker's Bulletins

Chain-Breaker's Bulletins were discontinued as of April 27, 2005. Please feel free to browse the archived issues below.

Current and Past Issues

April, 2006
Top 10 Most Troublesome Chains - Part II

March, 2006
Top 10 Most Troublesome Chains - Part I

November, 2005
Chains by the Seasons; New holiday ornaments

October, 2005
A Storm of Hurricane Rumors; Blogs - Good or Bad; Caps Are Back

September, 2005
Hard-to-answer question; Can individuals lower gas prices?

August, 2005
Renewed terrorism, renewed chains; Yankers now interactive; Poll of the Month

July, 2005
A middle ground in the browser wars?; Poll of the Month

May/June, 2005
On all the time or only as needed; new Poll of the Month

April, 2005
'Gas Outs' are back; Forum update; Catch me on the Radio

March 1, 2005
Introducing the new Chain-Breakers' Community Forums.

February 1, 2005
I'm back; A slew of new chains; Do businesses really use chain letters?

September 1, 2004
Why I even say to break chains that are true; how to slow spam.

August 15, 2004
How to beat social engineering, quick poll results.

August 2, 2004
New format; Computer security products; Why e-petitions are bad.

July 19, 2004
Why even confirmed chains shouldn't be forwarded; Thanks for helping me edit.

July 6, 2004
Urban legends about air fresheners and the return of spunkball.

May 15, 2004
Armchair activism to try to lower skyrocketing gas prices runs amok.

April 1, 2004
April Fool's Day is just another day to BreakTheChain.org, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this month; We explore the psychology behind chronic forwarder's syndrome.

March 5, 2004
Spring is coming, and with it comes a return to popularity of Armchair Activism chains that proposed misguided grassroots attempts to lower gasoline prices; Bulletin archive now available in Chain-Breaker's Library.

February 15, 2004
This being a Presidential election year, chain-letters making outrageous claims against this candidate or that will be the norm; Take part in our mini-polls.

February 1, 2004
Bob Keeshan's recent death will likely cause a surge in popularity for the chain-letter that paints him (and Fred Rogers) as a gritty war hero; Two allegedly new scams try to steal important credit card information from you; The great Rick Mathes debate.

December 17, 2003
Holiday greetings; Current hot discussions in the Chain-Breaker's Forum

December 1, 2003
Certain types of chain letters resurface each year at holiday time, for interesting reasons.

November 17, 2003
A new, improved Chain-Breaker's Forum; New Yanking the Chain Award Winners.

November 3, 2003
Could Congress' inability to reauthorize the ban on Internet taxes turn the old Madeline Murray O'Hare hoax into reality?

October 15, 2003
Introducing four new categories in the Chain Letter Archives.

October 1, 2003
Cooler, moist autumn weather provides ample breeding ground for spiders and a peak in the popularity of chain letters about the eight-legged freaks.

September 1, 2003
A fake picture supposedly showing the northeast blackout from space fools thousands; Back-to-back virus attacks underscore the need to protect your PC.

August 8, 2003
Site difficulties, changes and improvements.

July 1, 2003
'Something for nothing' chains revisited: a new hoax and an old favorite.

June 4, 2003
Why you should never trust attributions in chain letters - "this is from" does not necessarily mean he or she wrote it.

May 15, 2003
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children offers a welcome alternative to missing child chain letters.

May 1, 2003
The warning that credit bureaus will start sharing your personal informaiton; Interesting search behavior.

April 16, 2003
Everything old is new again - Dick Forrey's attack on target, petition to save NPR and PBS and the Slow Dance poem.

April 1, 2003
New chain letter category: Picture Imperfect; Differing opinions on war produce a slew of "Adopt-an-Opinion" chain letters.

March 17, 2003
Three additions to the Chain-Breaker's Library: False Attribution Syndrome, Sick Kid 'Hoax-O-Matic'; War-related boycott chains.

March 5, 2003
War-related Armchair Activism: e-petitions, symbolic gestures and letter-writing campaigns.

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