Today I saw this photo on Facebook:
|This is supposedly Hurricane Sandy bearing down on New York City and Liberty Island.|
I haven't seen all the others floating around, but here's a list of 11 Viral Photos That AREN'T Hurricane Sandy. What can we learn from this? What should we have already learned regarding practically everything that we find on the internet, and that definitely includes Facebook? Check the facts before you forward or share those photos. Or emails. Or anything else.
Maybe you think it doesn't really matter, but it's so easy for something to take on a life of its own. If you don't believe me, be sure to check out this explanation of How a Fake Photo Goes Viral.