The only thing I hate about international death watches is when folks on Twitter and Facebook start jumping the gun and killing off people who are still alive. For example, as of 9:30am this morning, Nelson Mandela is still alive on life support.
Note to bloggers, Twitter and Facebook folks: When fact checking a Twitter or Facebook post about someone’s passing, please don’t reference Facebook or Twitter. Take the time to check several national and international websites before reporting anyone’s death. Let’s be more responsible!
Here are a few examples of folks who have killed-off Nelson Mandela via Twitter:
God bless Nelson Mandela. Further proof that one person can always change things. #RIPMandela
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) June 27, 2013
Mandela has taken his last breath and his legacy will carry on forever. A true hero of his generation #RIPMandela
— Pedro Romino (@bigjhayes) June 27, 2013
— Ed Goodman (@edagoodman) June 27, 2013
#RIPMandela While a human may never last for ever, a legacy will always be infinite.
— Thomas Linskey (@Thomas_Linskey) June 27, 2013
— Kool Nerd Clothing (@RealKoolNerd) June 27, 2013
A great inspiration and leader to thousands died today rip Mandela
— William Nelson (@DaWillster35) June 27, 2013
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” #RIPMandela
— Irmak Unal (@IrmakUnalKrbck) June 15, 2013