"Rumor is a pipe
Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures,
And of so easy and so plain to stop
That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,
The still-discordant wavering multitude,
Can play upon it."
- Shakespeare's King Henry the Fourth, Part II
Shakespeare scribbled his thoughts more than 400 years ago. Do you think he had any clue what the Internet would do to bolster a society hungry for prose, information and blatant hatred?