This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the so-called newslore or the folklore on the Internet. Newslore are folklore that comments on, and is therefore indecipherable without knowledge of, current events. It can take various forms including parodies of songs, mock news stories and urban legends. This volume analyzes several newslore which include those about Hillary Clinton, the September 11 terrorist attack, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Bill Gates, and Hurricane Katrina.
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