DISCLAIMER: They actually don’t.
But gullible people on Facebook would have you think so! My dislike for fake stories that circulate on Facebook is well documented, and I feel like I have been bombarded with this particular one lately. Not only can I not believe how many people fall for it, but I can’t believe that it is still circulating after so many years. So my friends, I am going to take a little time to explain why this, as well as many other stories on Facebook, is not true. If you haven’t had the misfortune of seeing this story on your news feed, then follow the break to learn what I am
ranting about referring to…
The internet is a ridiculous thing. In twenty years, it has become as widely used as the toothbrush and has totally revolutionized the way individuals and societies react. It is also growing at an astounding rate, which begs the question: how big is it? Unfortunately, that information is extremely difficult to estimate with any degree of certainty; however, we do know approximately how much data is exchanged every second over the interwebs. The funny thing is, despite how ridiculously fast things on the internet are getting, FedEx can still transfer data faster. Prepare for some astronomical math.
Here we go again. It’s another post about what we don’t like about Facebook. It’s so cliche but everyone knows that it is true – there are some things that are terrible about the world’s largest social network. Let me preface this by saying that I like Facebook in general, and that I’m not about to turn into some snooty tech purist that will boycott it or something. In fact, I bet that you will be able to relate to most, if not all, of my reasoning. So put your rage cap on and check out our list after the break.