“How do these rumors get started? Or, more to the point, how do they get perpetuated? Late Thursday, a site called tinycomb (‘Hand-Picked Tech News’) reported that Facebook had been banned ‘for life’ from every Apple store in the United States,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“This must have been one of those facts that was too good to check, because I’m pretty sure none of the half-dozen newspapers and blogs that repeated and embellished the story bothered to do any legwork to confirm it,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.
“But a person at Apple headquarters in a position to know assures me that there is no nationwide ban on Facebook in effect — permanent or otherwise,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “I’m headed to the nearest Apple store to check it out.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yeah, right, Phil. We all know you’re going to pick up that new MacBook Pro.
MacDailyNews Note: We did not run this “Facebook banned” story earlier because we couldn’t confirm it to our satisfaction.