Breaking news: Bob Denver is still dead
Today, the Twitterverse was all atwitter about the death of Bob Denver, aka Gilligan, Maynard G. Krebs.
Problem — Bob Denver died in 2005.
Folks were tweeting old New York Times articles, and old AP stories but apparently never bothered to read the time stamp.
And we're not the only ones to notice the trend.
Here's a selection of tweets erroneously reporting the news of Bob Denver's passing.