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When Your Backyard Becomes the Internet

The internet is an interesting place. It is a place where we often get the news first and there are tons of information at our fingertips. While we learn and keep abreast of what is happening around us we have to be mindful that not everything that we see on the internet is true. In fact rumors move faster on the internet than facts. They get the most likes comments and shares and few question the whether or not the story is true.

When our backyard becomes the internet and someone start a rumor the effect is the same. People will like it. They will comment on it and you can bet your life that they are going to share it. Just like on the internet the truth is irrelevant as long as the story is juicy. However that not every one is going to believe those rumors. There are some who will question the validity and point out that the story is false. 

Sadly this will not quell rumors, those who want to believe it will continue to spread it until the next rumor comes along.

Rumors

Rumors

It takes only one person to start a rumor and thousands will jump on that bandwagon with no desire for the truth. Rumors makes juicy headlines. It creates interesting conversations. Few are concerned that it can hurt someone else reputation. People believe that the more people repeating the same story the more likely that story is true and that is not necessarily so. As rumors spread people add and multiply it and some even start new rumors of their own.

A lot of news stories go viral on the internet from time to time some of which are baseless, totally untrue. Before you start a rumor that is likely to hurt some else reputation think twice. There is a saying what goes around comes around and the good or bad that you do will one day  come right back at you.