[RANT] Twitter/Facebook Folks: “Stop Killing Mandela!”

0 Posted by - June 27, 2013 - News, Rant

The only thing I hate about international death watches is when folks on Twitter and Facebook start jumping the gun and killing off people who are still alive. For example, as of 9:30am this morning, Nelson Mandela is still alive on life support.

Note to bloggers, Twitter and Facebook folks: When fact checking a Twitter or Facebook post about someone’s passing, please don’t reference Facebook or Twitter. Take the time to check several national and international websites before reporting anyone’s death. Let’s be more responsible!

Here are a few examples of folks I found using the hashtag #RIPMANDELA who have killed-off Nelson Mandela via Twitter:

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Truitt O’Neal is an Educator, Radio Personality, Online Media Consultant/Designer, Blogger and @NCCU graduate from Washington D.C.. Tru is currently an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina Central University and the local producer for the Yolanda Adams Morning Show at Raleigh NC's WNNL "The Light" 103.9FM.
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