Friday, 6 July 2012

Back to the Future Hoax Strikes Again

The future is now...or is it?

Apologies for the lack of original posts this week (and in general, recently!) - I've just started a new job, which is exciting, but busy (more details about that in a few days). Did you get caught out by the Back to the Future mix-up? I didn't even know it was happening at the time, but I wrote a little something about it for Movie Farm:

Legions of Twitter and Facebook users are a little red-faced this week after falling for a web hoax based on the classic eighties film Back to the Future. An image of the dashboard of the time-travelling DeLorean was widely retweeted and shared across the internet on Wednesday, as it showed the future date chosen by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) as June 27th, 2012. In fact, the date shown in the film is 21st October, 2015.

Eagle-eyed fans of the endearing sci-fi were quick to spot the prank, but plenty of other web users were not so observant; the image swiftly went viral, being shared and re-shared thousands of times in just a few hours.

For the rest of the article, click here...

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