Got a challenge for myself. Going to finish this little article in three paragraphs or less. Wish me luck!
Okay, as most of America should know by now, we got another jackhole who thinks its a good idea to bomb innocent people and be a terrorist. Thanks to a particular waste of skin (and possibly his or her compatriots), ninety people are injured and two people are dead in the recent Boston Marathon bombing. Many of those injured are now amputees. Some of the victims were children. And I wish the tragedy ended then and there.
But no; now we got people who are taking pictures of the scene and/or taking pictures from scenes that are similar and putting false reports on Twitter and Facebook. You read that right; like looters after hurricane Katrina and people stealing car parts from Ryan Dunn’s fatal car accident, some scum that dare call themselves human take a national tragedy and use it to tug on our hearts strings hard enough to give them views, likes, and retweets. One such illustrious example is the picture of a man cradling a woman who was caught in the blast. It recently went viral, and if you have liked/viewed/tweeted it you might be surprised to learn that the story behind it is fake. The man was not cradling his would be fiancee’ for the last time, like the person who posted it first would have you believe. The man is simply comforting a victim he probably just met, and she survived.
This is why Facebook and Twitter are not going to ruin your privacy; it’s just as easy to lie and deceive online as it is anywhere else. You can delete posts, and it’s still up to the American consumer what is and isn’t posted. Social media does what all technologies have always done; made the things humans can do faster and easier. Truths and lies alike are instantly transmittable, and ordinary people have no way of knowing which is which. For more information on false reports like this, check out this link I just posted on Twitter.