Echo Chamber Effect

I’m sure you’ve heard the stories that Steve Jobs has “6 weeks to live”. I’m not sure if it’s true or not – I certainly hope it isn’t, but I don’t consider it a credible news story. It’s still just a rumor.

The original source of that story is the National Enquirer based on a few photos and a doctor who diagnosed his condition and predicted how long he has left based only on looking at a photo without having any direct knowledge of Steve’s medical history. This is not good journalism.

The story was picked up by 9to5Mac and developed a life of its own as other sites reported it as fact. Until Steve Jobs himself or his representative makes a statement, it’s still just a rumor.

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