Social Media BS

Toothpaste Rumor
Toothpaste Rumor

Social Media Rumors

With the rise of social media comes the rise of disinformation. People intentionally putting out false statements regarding just about anything.  For example toothpaste! Yes people will just about share or post anything no matter how crazy it is! All it would take is literally 30 seconds of research on Google and it would stop.  Refer to the image in this post and the wording below.

Color Markings On Toothpaste

"Pay attention when buying toothpaste, at the bottom of the toothpaste tube there is a color bar. And do you only know the original meaning of the color bar! Try to choose green and blue, there are four kinds: 

Green: natural; 
Blue : Natural + Medicine; 
Red : Natural + Chemical composition; 
Black : pure chemical.

please share to all...... "

Those colored squares on the crimps of those toothpaste tubes have nothing to do with what is contained in the toothpaste inside. They're called "eye marks" or "color marks," printed marks that can be read by light beam sensors and typically identify where product packaging (in this case toothpaste) is to be cut or folded as connected units stream through machinery at high speed.

Disinformation Online

We hope to keep you informed and may even start a disinformation on social media series!  Please share your thoughts in the comment section below!

If you want more details or looking for a verification you can check Snopes. 

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Jimmy Chronicle attended the University of Michigan, MIT & resides in Atlanta Georgia. Fields of Expertise: (SEO), SMO, Internet Marketing, and Google.


Denise White's picture

People will post just about anything without thinking it through. Are you really surprised?

Denise White
National Board Certified Teacher
Barrow County Schools
University of Michigan

Kathleen Smart's picture

I see things all the time on social media that people panic over and post like crazy - I try to direct them to snopes to check out their information before spreading the viral message. I haven't heard about the toothpaste but am glad you posted it. Grateful for your diligence in informing us!

Kathleen Smart - CEO SmarterIdeas Inc
IBAL - International Business Academies of Learning

Jimmy Chronicle's picture

Thanks Kathleen for the reply.  If you haven't heard or seen the toothpaste rumor I am sure it will only be a matter of time until you do.  

Please let us know of ANY rumors or disinformation being spread via social media so that we can investigate them.  That goes for anyone that is reading this blog! 

Jimmy Chronicle attended the University of Michigan, MIT & resides in Atlanta Georgia. Fields of Expertise: (SEO), SMO, Internet Marketing, and Google.

Christine Holmes's picture

Thanks for the info. Social media is an easy forum to spread "disinformation"!

Christine ~ Atlanta's best hair stylist and mother! I love learning about internet marketing, SEO, and SMO ( Social Media Optimization )