Believing the Nonsense


This post is a rather short one, but one that I feel it important to share my views on.  It has become somewhat of a pet peeve of mine.  It does not happen often, but when it does, it brings this back up again.

Every once in a while, normally while I am online, either by email or via Facebook/Twitter updates, I come across a story or article that is too good to be true.  Usually, it is something that brings about some form of emotion.  Whether asking you to forward the email because every time you do some child with some disease will get 10 cents towards a fund, or more recently, like today, information on an upcoming news broadcast wherein a noted news station will reveal lies from the man we call “President Obama.”

In the latter, emotions are inevitable to come out due to the most recent occurrences in Washington related to the Healthcare vote (this is NOT a place to comment on politics).

My charge is this.  Please… before perpetuating any information online that you might think is true… do a quick search online to see if it’s even true.  If there is even a HINT that it may be false… please,… keep it to yourself.  If it’s true, it will eventually come out.  If it’s false, then you’ll probably look foolish for posting something you ‘swore’ to be true.

Your Friendly Neighborhood Blogger

Macho

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