After reading that it led me to look up another interesting story I read recently on facebook. This was a picture I myself re-posted because I thought it looked cool. One of the most popular versions of this picture has a caption claiming that a young boy chained his bike to a tree in 1914 and went off to war never returning again. People have lots of pride in
Years later when the bike was discovered Don and his mother paid a visit and he recognized the bike right away. Although the war story does sound much cooler it's not the truth.
What I find interesting about all of this is how easily we take facebook news as actual news. A little over a year ago I changed the name on one of my ultrasound pictures of Abigail. I took out my name and stuck in my friends name. I didn't change anything else about the picture and then hacked onto my friends account (with her permission so I guess it wasn't really hacking) and posted the picture. The amount of people who automatically assumed she was expecting was astounding! Especially those who'd seen these exact pictures on my page!