There's one "inspirational" viral video I'm completely sick of seeing and will be happy to never see again.
A case against sharing them as "inspirational" stories
This morning, I had about a dozen emails in my inbox, all about the same story: How the sign language interpreter who was interpreting Barack Obama’s speech at yesterday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela was a fake.
These days, a major world event can’t happen without an accompanying meme. During Hurricane Sandy, the new social media star is Lydia Callis, the American Sign Language interpreter who appears next to the Mayor at press conferences and whose facial expressions have garnered her an internet following and – the ultimate status symbol on the internet—a fan Tumblr.