I missed the mourning.
Today, while I worked and stayed off Twitter, thousands of Jon Bon Jovi fans were weeping over the news that Jon Bon Jovi was dead in New Jersey, as falsely reported by dailynewbloginternational. I didn’t catch news of it on Facebook until Jon was proven “alive.”
Now, it is a smiling Jon Bon Jovi and a good-natured, “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey,” printed on a piece of paper, complete with date and time, December 19, 2011, 6:00, that is swirling around online, calming the storm and yes — keeping Bon Jovi trending.
Death hoaxes on Twitter are becoming common, with a hashtag all their own, #TodayTwitterKilled.
The constant stream of celebrity death hoaxing is helped out by a hoax site, Global Associated News. Pardon me for not linking. If you want to check it out, it is globalassociatednews.com…
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Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.