Friday, July 10, 2009

How fast can news (even fake...) spread?

Ever since Google's announcement this week about their new Chrome OS, some have tried to capitalize on the excitement surrounding it.

One graphic designer posted allegedly leaked screenshots (see above), and then admitted that the shots were fake in a subsequent post, along with a video of how he did it.

The funny thing is, within 12 hours of this stunt, it got 124,000+ views, and was picked up by numerous news/blog sites.

So goes for internet news reliability. :-)

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