Most of the information we’re finding is useful, but be wary, especially of photos. Some people will use this major news event to doctor and then share photos as a prank as they did when Osama bin Laden was captured. For example, is that really a shark swimming through the streets of Puerto Rico because of Irene? Of course not. But this photo posted on Reddit.com suggests that was the case. It is a fake and the image of the shark appears to be from a photo published on whitesharktrust.org.
A selection of social media resources for the storm:
If you can’t beat them, join them. This is how you win at Twitter, guys. @Irene will have thousands of followers at the end of this, all because she was a good sport and realized that she had a convenient Twitter handle. (src BrooklynMutt)