Monday, June 13, 2016

Sometimes Facebook is a Liar



Go ahead and sit down. We need to talk. You're not going to like what I have to say, but you need to hear it.

Sometimes Facebook lies to you. And you believe the Facebook.  You believe it. Because you're good hearted and you're an optimist. Believe me, I'm an optimist too. I'm a glass is half-full kind of gal. But I need to tell you about a little trick Facebook is playing on some of us and some of us believe it and I'm here to break it to you: FACEBOOK LIES.

Well, let's rephrase. Facebook itself, the corporation, isn't the one telling these lies. It's Facebook users. It's the Facebook community who lies and we are sweet and gullible little things who click and share. But I'm here to help out my fellow Facebooker. Don't let these lies happen to you!!

There are 2 big lies on Facebook right now:

LIE #1: Random Celebrity Was Seen in Your Town And/ Or Hit Movie Sequel is Going to Be Filmed in a Town Near You

This is what they call click-bait, my friends. You read a headline, you get all excited, you share it with your friends, they click it, they get all excited, they share it with their friends.


Look at the website. Looks like it was posted by some random local news station, right? Google that news station. IT DOESN'T EXIST.

The cast of Harry Potter was not in your city eating at a restaurant.

They aren't filming The Notebook 3 or the next Father of the Bride movie in your college town.


There's a Tom Hanks one that's also been circulating lately. Also not true. NOT. TRUE. The best tip I can possibly give you is to look at the source. If it's from Entertainment Weekly or People magazine or something - hooray. If it's from "Local 23 News Channel Station Entertaiment Site Now"or something like then it's probably NOT REAL.


Friends. Friends. FRIENDS.

Look into my eyes. Listen very carefully.

You will never ever accomplish any kind of anything by copying and pasting something into your status.

Facebook is not going to start charging you, ever. And they certainly aren't going to not charge you just because you copied and pasted something into your status.

Remember when Michael Scott "declared bankruptcy" on The Office?

That's essentially what is happening when you copy and paste something into your status. IT WILL NEVER ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING, EVER. 

You will not win a prize. 

It will not prevent Facebook from "owning" your images and using them without your consent. 

You will not win money.

It will not earn you a trip to Disney World. 

It is a hoax. It is not real.

It's okay. We're all gonna be okay. 

Thank you. 

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