You can't always take things at face value on the internet. The latest example of this popped up this week, as people mistakenly thought they were doing a good deed by sharing a missing person story on Facebook. The problem is, the story was exactly a year old, and she had been found not long after being reported missing.
Everyone is in to tweeting what they are doing right now. If you have enough followers like the celebrities, it can be fun. Do we really care about everything you are up to. I don't care about things big stars are up to, do we really want a picture of you with no make up in the tub?
While cases of Ebola in the United States can be counted on one hand, there's a palpable fear of the deadly virus around the country. Even though the virus isn't easily transmitted, it is certainly a grim bug that is definitely worth being at least a little worried about. Groups of tasteless jokesters are taking advantage of this fear and using it to stir things up in cities around the country.
In a growing trend over the past year, Facebook fan pages have been popping up, offering free items like iPads, phones, computers, and other electronics and prizes. All the pages ask you to do is "like" or share the page or post in order to win. Pages like this are categorically considered fraudulent by social media specialists. Why are these pages being made, and how can you spot a fake
Call it "imaginative marketing". Call it "using modern/social media to its full potential". Or - call it "strange". The recently-vacant Duluth Central High School is for sale - on Craigslist.
If you've been on Facebook or Twitter today, you've undoubtedly noticed several people changing their profile picture to a red equal sign that is spreading rapidly around the web. What is this supposed to signify?