Ahoy there me hearties! If ye be looking for a fun story about the power of the Internet, and how it can enable individuals with an idea (even a fairly quirky one!) to make it a global reality then take a read of this story about how Talk like a Pirate Day came into existence. Yarr, ’tis a tall tale but true!
It just goes to show that an idea + a communications network + the right connections can have extensive effects. Two guys playing racquetball having fun talking like pirates turns into a fun day that people all over the world take part in. My Twitter feed has been full of Ahoys and Yarrghs all day!
It’s an interesting read to see how this event came to exist, and makes you realise that it IS very possible to have an idea that spreads far and wide with amazing efficiency if you are plugged into the right networks. Yarr, matey!
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