It amazes me how the Internet has taken the old “telephone” game of childhood to an entirely new level. How the story changes so quickly in the various streams of media. You can get so many views of any topic if you search hard enough. The actual facts of the story can be distorted once people start sharing their version of the occurrence or what they believe they heard from someone else. We have so many ways to share news today but I am not truly convinced it is for the better. Be careful how you use and spread information you have not actually witnessed yourself. That old game of telephone as a child should have taught us that the only person that truly knows what happened is the person it happened to. Instead of sharing bad information it is usually best to go directly to the source and confirm what you do not know is fact.
People enjoys reading sensational stories. They sell. So unless the story is ‘broken’ or sizzled up, no one even read about them or worse, don’t care enough to read about anything less than scandalous. *sigh*
It’s definitely the negative or sensationalism that has taken over the media but we allow it and buy into it so until people stop it will continue to be the case. People love DRAMA!