The federal government is issuing the first ever WEA test on October 3, testing a cell phone based emergency alert system that is designed to simply help public safety. Some media outlets have managed to politicize this. Sigh.
You can't always take things at face value on the internet. The latest example of this popped up this week, as people mistakenly thought they were doing a good deed by sharing a missing person story on Facebook. The problem is, the story was exactly a year old, and she had been found not long after being reported missing.
While death and taxes are the only two guarantees in life, it seems the only guarantees on social media are hoaxy, fake news and an endless supply of new "challenges". Some of these challenges have been for a good cause, like the Ice Bucket Challenge. Others have been for laughs, like the Cheesiest Challenge. The latest of these challenges is definitely trying for laughs in a dark sort o