You know how it works: one idiot posts a link on his Facebook feed for his hundreds of "friends" to see, a few of them re-post it, then a few of their friends re-post it, and before you know it, the story has gone viral. The problem is that since most of these stories don't generally come from serious news agencies who are required to check their facts, people are getting duped into believing things that aren't true in any way, shape, or form.
|"And it didn't even hurt!"|
Take the facebook tattoo story, for instance. Last week, the internet was all abuzz over this person who supposedly got a tattoo of all her facebook friends on her arm. People went nuts over it, talking about how cool and stupid it was at the same time. FAKE. Turns out, it was an ad.
Just this past weekend, someone posted this photo online, and it took off like wildfire:
Call me cynical, but who would actually believe this one, much less re-post it?
This week, I've seen at least five friends post this video on Facebook:
If you don't have the patience to watch it, it's a girl who says she's named Debbie and is supposedly obsessed with cats, to the point that they make her cry tears of joy. Considering that the next video from that user is of the same girl, and she calls herself Cara, and her youtube username is Cara, I'm gonna have to go ahead and call this one a big, fat FAKE as well, though it seems that many people haven't gotten that memo yet. Or maybe they still think it's funny, even though they know it's fake. Whatever.
|"Don't worry dear, it's not botox, I'm just injecting water!"|
|"I'm not a lesbian blogger, but my husband is!"|
How are we supposed to believe anything we see or read on the internet anymore? Or, better yet, why are all these people such big, fat liars? What ever happened to telling the truth and doing the right thing? If I sound angry, it's because I am. I'm tired of getting duped, especially by people who are laughing all the way to the bank because they've just made a quick buck off of my Youtube view. It really pisses me off.
From now on, if something I see or read seems a bit fishy, I'm going to snopes. If it hasn't gotten to snopes yet, I'm going to assume it's fake until proven otherwise. Every day has become April Fool's Day, and I refuse to be fooled even once more.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go to my bank before it closes to fill out some paperwork. It appears that I've won a foreign lottery, and I need to send off some information. I'm so excited!!