The progression of technology should change the old axiom from “Seeing Is Believing“, to “Seeing is Not Believing Anymore“!
Another example of where “Seeing Is Not Believing Anymore” is video technology! These days, it seems if the video is too real looking… there is a good chance it’s a hoax!
Take the following examples:
Haiti UFO Hoax – Seeing this video a few years ago, I was blown away by how real this looked! After watching it 3 times I came to the conclusion that it was a hoax because it looked so unbelievable clear. Here is the video with another viewer’s reasons that he believed the video was a fake.
Later, the actual creator comes out and shows how he did it.
Another video that looks very real was this one:
Girl quits job on dry eraser board:
While the “Girl Quits” is not quite as high-tech as the videos above, it still generated tons of traffic for the hoaxers. Hopefully they paid the actress (or model) well…
So some people may be wondering why a person would create such elaborate types of hoaxes. Well I’m here to tell you! Drumroll please…. “Money Reasons & Fame“! Yep the amount of volume of traffic that these particular hoaxes created generated a truckload of money for their creators! For example, the original Haiti video has had more than 15 million hits (wow)!
So, the next time you see an incredible video, but it looks too good to be true… It just might be at that!
My Favorite Reads of the Week:
Financial Samurai: Examples Of Good Resumes That Get Jobs – Sam is a VP at a large undisclosed company, he has interviewed many job applicants and know how the big companies look at resumes! He provides some excellent examples, and even rates them!
Budgeting in the Fun Stuff: SKYPE – How to be Frugal when Calling Abroad – I’m a fan of SKYPE (and Google voice), but haven’t gotten around to post about it yet, so in the mean time check out this great article!
Retire by 40: How To Retire By 40 – It’s almost worth including this article this week just for the name of the name of the post! But really this is a great game-plan on how to retire early!
Everyday Tips and Thoughts: Trading One Vice For Another, But In A Good Way… – I’ve done this before too, it’s always a step in the correct direction… Sometimes, it’s like climbing stairs, with each high step a little better than the one below.
MomVesting: Best Investing Books for Beginners – I’ve read these books and the all rock, especially “One up on Wallstreet”!
Little House in the Valley: Creating More Income for a Balanced Budget – LH did a great list of ways to make more income!
There are other great bloggers out there that I didn’t include due to lack of time. Hopefully next week, I’ll do a better job… For now, I’m going to sleep early for once!
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