I'm sure most of you have gone through this scenario: Person A forwards to all of his or her friends- including you- some urban legend. This is immediately followed in your mailbox by a letter from Person B, who says, "This story isn't true, check out Snopes.com!" You check it out, and feel you now know the "truth." You have evolved another step on the internet ladder, a rung above those idiots who'll believe and forward anything.
So my question is, why do people trust Snopes to tell the truth? Why are they so sure that everything on the internet but Snopes is suspect? I'm just curious.