MemeSlave: Because people want to believe.
pkellmey: This has less to do with Facebook and more to do with who you have as friends.
lindseyp: I had someone post some article about how to increase your vibrational frequency, the other day.I was just dumbfounded.
farker99: What is this Facebook thing?It sounds like it is full of loonies and crackpots.It also sounds like it just takes your personal information and sells it for profit, from other postings here on Fark.Why would anyone go to that website for anything.?
atlantic_lotion: People spend too much time on facebook. Get a farking job.
lackadaisicalfreakshow: I've currently got one on my feed about mistletoe curing cancer and another about rubbing a lime on your forehead to cure a headache. There aren't enough Snopes links to go around.
WordyGrrl: Isn't mistletoe poisonous? If so, then I suppose it'd kill you before cancer does.
The Dogs of War: I have a few of those 'new-age friends' who like to post this kind of stuff. Every couple days I see a story about 'this will cure cancer' or 'rid your body of bad chi'. They're also proponents of astrology and how the New World Order will kidnap you in your sleep
El Dudereno: The Dogs of War: I have a few of those 'new-age friends' who like to post this kind of stuff. Every couple days I see a story about 'this will cure cancer' or 'rid your body of bad chi'. They're also proponents of astrology and how the New World Order will kidnap you in your sleepMy two favorites are the perennial "don't get a flu shot or you'll turn into a government zombie" posts, and the one about the fruit water miracle weight loss drink.Because if fat people replace their gallon of Mountain Dew per day with a gallon of lightly fruity water, of course they'll lose weight. I got I unfriended by a work aquaintence when I pointed out that drinking tap water instead of soda would produce the same effect.
Comic Book Guy: pkellmey: This has less to do with Facebook and more to do with who you have as friends.Bingo. Facebook isn't vomiting this information around(although their algorithm's might have something to do with keeping it around longer), it's your "friends" that are mashing the Share button in a vain and misguided attempt to "educate" the masses. That's why the gracious corporate overlords at FB made the unfollow button.
xanadian: lindseyp: I had someone post some article about how to increase your vibrational frequency, the other day.I was just dumbfounded.Switch the vibrator from "low" to "OMFG!!!1!"
farker99: What is this Facebook thing?
Rik01: I don't have a facebook account.I thought about it, but decided why in the hell should I join a ton of idiots whose lives seem to depend on the darn social network anyhow? Plus, I got irritated at how all of these facebook icons started showing up on assorted websites to 'like' things.I downloaded a blocker which gets rid of most of them.I believe in the health benefits of fruit and vegetable juices but I'm not stupid enough to believe that any of them contain a magical cure for anything, aside from Scurvy.I stumbled on a Natural website the other day while looking for a fruit or vegetable which would help me get over a cold I caught. After reading about some of the fantastic benefits, I realized I'd come across a bunch of crap.I filed the website with many others in my Lunatic Fringe folder, cracked open a bottle of V-8 and juiced some celery, apple and ginger to add to each glassful. Celery packs a lot more nutrients than most folks realize. So do apples, though an 'apple a day will not keep the Dr. away'.Since the Internet opened up, the Lunatic Fringe has been flourishing with the ability to spread so many half-truths, lies, distortions and crackpot science. Sometimes, I wonder who first came up with the idea to rig YouTube videos to show off fake actions and pass them off as real.There are times when there is such a thing as too much information.
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