Facebook Storms

The problem with most pictures on Facebook is that either they are of cats or they are fakes. Though to be fair many don’t try to mislead you on this.

With Hurricane Sandy about to hit New York, I’ve seen one picture on Facebook several times today, which one glance told me was a Photoshop creation though it was being posted as if it were real news.

There’s a nice piece Think Before You Retweet on The Atlantic Wire which looks at this and some other fakes, and on other page they have more or less live coverage of Sandy, along with some pictures which are mostly real! With more on their page ‘The Most Spectacular Photos of Hurricane Sandy.’

They also have some very good advice. “it’s human instinct to go outside to get a good view of the action. Do not do this, you will get hurt.”

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