Some things are just too juicy not to Tweet or re-Tweet. There is the thrill of thinking that one is the first or at least among the first to tell the world about something that seems monumentally important at the moment. Then there is the chance of becoming somewhat famous on twitter for a couple of hours, days or weeks. And if you’re an online traffic junkie, well, nothing beats the stats of a well crafted post launched at the right time — it’s like lighting up a huge pile of kindling.
It would be great if it turned out that your Tweet or re-Tweet was actually spot on, but what if you end up unknowingly passing off something that is not only false but malicious as well?