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Author: Mark12547 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 3457  
Subject: Pray and repost Date: 9/27/2011 5:32 PM
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One of the disadvantages of social networks (in my case, Facebook), is the wealth of well-meaning friends who are taken in by the "pray and repost for an hour" hoaxes or by the perpetual "Facebook will start charging..." hoaxes.

In the past 24 hours I had commented on the status of about a third of my Facebook friends (people of good character--I know many of them in real life), telling them that they are reposting bogus messages. Apparently very few people check out Snopes (which would dispel the critical ill hoaxes) or even the Facebook login page (which would dispel the payment grid).

One thing all these hoaxes have in common, without exception, is that they ask you to repost the message as your Facebook status or ask you to forward the message to your friends.
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