UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (2) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
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
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
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.
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (2) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Managing Your Wealth
Our own TMFHockeypop from Rule Your Retirement fame on the TV show Managing Your Wealth.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.