People want to believe

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by tomtom, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. tomtom

    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    Today when I clicked facebook there is a status from a friend.

    Talks about an Amber alert, to please repost. Two people put "Done" and the third put a link from last year showing the Amber alert was false. Down to the same license plate.

    You would think this would be enough for the normal person but the girl, a cute blonde living up to the stereotype claimed that she knew it was true, she heard it on the news. So the person, I don't know him, tells her no, it is an urban legend, read my link, it is from last year, then goes on to post two more links confirming this is an urban legend.

    About a dozen of her friends, armed with this information tell her they are playing on the safe side and going to repost it. :facepalm:


    The only one with any sense was the guy, does this surprise anyone? :c
     
  2. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    Not surprised in the least. :facepalm:




    Pix of the cute blonde? :c
     
  3. SIPAWITZ

    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    happens all the time on FB....
     
  4. tomtom

    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I should
     
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    Partyxanimal Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if it's one of them hacker bug's ?
     
  6. tomtom

    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    No, she just posted it as her status. Supposedly this fake alert has been going around for almost a year. Without using common sense people keep reposting it, just copy and paste so it always looks as if it just happened.

    The sad part is the Amber alert system is a serious thing and with so many other things to goof on you would think they could come up with something else.
     
  7. Vyb

    Vyb serial chiller Gold

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    I was just playing to the stereotype of a male on the innernets. :c