- "So sad."
- "I didn't know he was sick."
- "Loved him in M.A.S.H."
- "I can't believe how many actors died this week!"
And it touched off quite the little beehive of activity and frank discussion. Which made me happy. At first. Until I thought about it and realized everyone who jumped into the conversation was already in the group that would take the time to double-check a fact before sending it to a broader audience.So the Internet apparently killed off Harry Morgan/Col. Potter again. He died in 2011. For the love of G-d, people, read before re-posting.— Carmi Levy (@carmilevy) December 12, 2015
In other words, I was preaching to the converted. Which means the vast majority of folks in Facebookistan, Twitterville and Instagramburg will continue to forget-and-forward. Le sigh.
We live in an era awash in information. Knowledge, insight and focus, unfortunately, remain in short supply.