Trust, But Verify…Aw Hell, Don’t Trust Either.

Impressive, isn't it?
Impressive, isn’t it?

It took about 5 minutes to make this. It would have taken less if I hadn’t messed about with the fonts.

One reason to distribute quotes this way is that images are easier to share than text, so it more likely that it will go “viral.” Another seems to be to make it more memorable or even more credible.

We love quotes, especially when they validate what we already believe. We really love it when the quote comes from someone we already trust or are already seen as an authority in whatever arena the quote covers.

But when you see a quote online try to remember these two things:

“Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.” β€” Oscar Wilde

“The problem with internet quotes is that you cant always depend on their accuracy” β€” Abraham Lincoln, TED 2013

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