It seems like I am coming across more and more inaccurate information circling around Facebook. My news feed has been full of stories and pictures of sick kids with captions like, “If this picture gets 1,000 “likes” so and so will pay for their surgery,” etc. There has been a Photoshop image of Bill Gates going around saying something like if you “share” this picture he might give you $5,000. The other day I saw one with a picture of the gold dollar bill with a false statement about the government printing them with the “In God We Trust” omitted from the coin.
If something comes across your news feed that you are tempted to re-post or share, check its validity out on www.snopes.com. You can type in a key word and information comes up about whether it is true or false. It also gives you an explanation for why it is true or false.
Click to see the Snopes responses to the Bill Gates Facebook scam and the gold dollar coin information that is circulating.
Bill Gates – Facebook Giveaway
Gold Dollar Coins Omitting “In God We Trust”
The bottom line is…YOU CAN’T TRUST EVERYTHING YOU READ…just because someone posts something, doesn’t mean it is TRUE!
If you are questioning something you read, check it out on Snopes Rumor Has It and find out the truth.
~Robyn (Jersey Girl)
Sometimes in life you just have to “LaUgH OuT LoUd”. That is, at YoUrSeLf. Stop taking yourself so SeRiOuS (and trying to impress people) and just roll with it.
This happened to Lara and I a few months ago. We were trying something new on our blog – using a SmArTpHoNe to record a video. We really don’t do many videos of ourselves and are trying to branch out to help our readers take a PeEk at our everyday lives. In an attempt to video ourselves and then transfer the videos to YoUtUbE, we (or should I say, I) inadvertantly submitted our videos to Facebook and didn’t realize it until 16 hours later. One of those videos was the “SuRpRiSe” announcement (the “Live It List” challenge prize – a Coach purse) that was not to be “AiReD” until a week later. Fortunately, I realized the mistake and only 6 viewers were PriVy to that announcement before I took the video off of Facebook.
What to do?
LaUgH. OuT. LoUd!!
We learned a lesson and got a GoOd LaUgH at the same time.
Are there things in your life that you would like to try to do, but are afraid you will make a fool of yourself? Do them anyway, unafraid of looking SiLLy. And then be ready to LOL. You will be able to enjoy yourself, your life, and all those silly moments that life sends your way, a whole lot more, when you do.