Twice this week I’ve come across a post on Facebook that throws me for a loop or leaves me hanging. Scrolling through Facebook, minding my own business, (and others) I recently came across a post that was titled: Why Joanna Gaines is Leaving the Show. This piece of information was referring to Fixer Upper, my all-time favorite reality show.
What? I was prettty sure she wasn’t because Joanna was the show. Her husband, Chip, runs a close race comming in at second. If she left the show there wouldn’t be a show so what was this all about?
Of course I read the article which I figured was a lot of BS. Then I immediately started a snopes search which proved me right.
BTW, Clint Eastwood was found dead of natural causes last week. That broke my heart because Clint Eastwood reminds me of my father. I remember, too many years ago, faithfully watching Wagon Train with him with Clint playing the part of Rowdy Yates. With Snopes to the rescue, I found this too, was a hoax.
What causes people to write up articles of misinformation or pranks and distribute them worldwide? Is it boredom or just plain meanness? Do they get a rush out ofpulling the wool over ones eyes? Do they get paid by the piece or by how many hits it gets on the web?
What is in that job description anyway?
Creative writer needed for dishonest articles. No experience needed. Just a devious, heartless attitude toward mankind. Apply here.
Another mystery to me is the hacking of someone’s Facebook page. You’ve all seen it happen. Maybe not personally, but to one of your friends or family members. What could possibly be the benefits of taking over another’s identy on FB? Money is not usually involved. What a way to gather friends! I don’t have enough time to take care of my own life let alone a strangers.
One last piece of misguided information we all run across daily, if associated with any form of social media, is the article titled to catch your eye – and it does. When opened, the article has nothing to do with the title.
It’s such a waste of our precious time to be pulled into these scams! What’s your most unfavorable misleading article this week?