Friday, 27 June 2014

I AM GETTING MARRIEED !


Yeah, you heard me right.

I am getting married (hopefully), BUT not anytime soon.

In fact, this whole entry has got nothing to do with my love life!




This is just a prove on how fast people would believe what they are reading online.

Seeing is believing, right? Not really. In fact, A LOT of things we shared are FALSE INFO.

Don't believe me eh? Haha. 

Here are a few examples..


1. WhatsApp


You guys must be very familiar with these messages. Haha.
So, is there any truth behind them? No way.

ANY messages who sounds desperate and ask you to send it to a number of people, most probably it's a fake message. These messages will add on extra 'facts' to make you believe them.

In this WhatsApp Case, 


Jim Balsamic. This dude doesn't even exist yo ! Haha!
The current CEO of WhatsApp is Mr. Jan Koum.

Plus,
The WhatsApp webpage notes:
Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. 
I think you got my point already. Enough said on the WhatsApp rumours.


2. Sick Childrens

This picture is the taken from hoax-slayer.com
Don't have to explain much.
Ya'll know that Facebook is never gonna donate money to these people. At least not this way.
Sharing or liking these pictures won't help either.

I seriously don't know why some people are still spreading these things.
Go to a nearby orphanage and help out. You wouldn't be as useless as you are sharing them on social media.
You know what's worse? Most of these pictures sick children are taken from somewhere else without any permission from their families.

How would you feel if someone steal your picture and convey a misleading message with it? 
Not cool right? I know..

Commercial break, here are some interesting misleading stuff online.. Haha !




All jokes aside, now lets get serious.

The two examples above were misleading BUT wont give much effects on our life.
The next example will. In fact, it's even about life and death.

I'll show you examples that are new and are happening close to us.


3. Crime News ( eg: Kidnapping)

Might be a little disturbing.
Have you heard about the news of children getting kidnapped for their organs?
If no, it's a recent rumour about a girl who was abducted and got all her internal organs removed.
Here's the link to the rumour. It contains a bloody image. Check it out!

Is it true? To be honest, I don't know. I don't have enough evidence to say that it's fake.

According to the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), this rumours are not true at all.
It even came out in the news

If the police said it's not true, that's enough evidence right?
I'm not sure. Some citizens claimed that this happened to someone they know and the PDRM are 'covering' up these news to avoid havoc.

Here are some WhatsApp Messages I got regarding the same but unrelated story.


Again, DON'T fully trust these messages as there are no official news from the PDRM regarding this matter.

True or Not, Please do take care of your friends and family around you.

Better be safe than sorry.

4. Reversed ATM PIN Code


This rumour has been around for ages. Yet, people are still spreading it blindly.

The idea of calling the cops by punching your PIN CODE in reverse is well, just an IDEA.
This idea was never implemented by any banks around the world.

This is due to the cons behind this seemingly good idea. Examples?
i. People with mirror PIN code such as 7777 or 9889 would face problems.
They would be calling the police every time they wanted to use the ATM.
ii. Robbers aren't idiots. If this idea is used worldwide, they would know too.
They would probably kill you right away if money is not coming out from the ATM.


What's My Intention in This Entry?

I'm aware that a lot of people are being misguided by false info on the net.

I just gave FOUR examples. You could visit this website if you want to see more fake info online.

Hope that after you read all this, you'll be more aware of your surrounding information.
It wouldn't hurt to spend a few minutes to Google about it before sharing :)

Fasting month is in a few days!
Really miss those moments in college. Waking up as early as 4.30 am to eat.
And sharing all our food we bought from Bazaar Ramadan when breaking fast.
Gosh, can't believe it has already been a year.

Happy Fasting to all my Muslim friends out there !

Please leave a comment to tell me what you think about this entry and how I can improve.
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Thank you for your time :D

2 comments:

  1. Yeah. People tend to blindly believe everything on the internet.

    A new study said that if you start a statement with 'a new study said' people will totally believe it.

    Ermm. Look at what happened. :P

    Gosh! Sometimes i feel pity for the people that shared these kind of things, but most of the time i just enjoy laughing. ;)

    Hahahaha.

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  2. Sorry for late reply..

    Ahaha. Your second statement is true. but it kinda backfires a lil xD

    Yeah, This shows how easy people can be manipulated. Believing in propaganda.

    I have to agree, it's kinda funny sometimes reading all these things. haha xD

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