A Twitter scandal: Why your zodiac sign has NOT changed
There was a lot of hype about the zodiac changing recently.
Interesting bit about how Twitter made a very old fact viral:
With all the environmental phenomena happening, mass animals deaths, volcanoes erupting, floods and airports changing signs because of magnetic pole shifts; Googling “pole shifts”, and then finally Earth axis and spins would most likely lead to someone reading about the “precession of the equinoxes” which happens because the Earth wobbles on it axis.
“All that happened this week was that some online news editors learned about (this astronomer), incorrectly thought he was new and turned him into a viral phenomenon. As often happens on Twitter, the first, inaccurate take — "hey, there's a new Zodiac!" — took off, snowballing into an avalanche that buried all attempts to correct it.
This is the Twitter Snowball Effect."
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