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I first heard of the media term “kuryente” while I was working for the Daily Globe in 1991.
Apparently it meant believing some story as fact or truth, when you are being taken for a ride.
As a blogger I try to check things before I put it out there, but I’ve had kuryente before, like when I believed Brangelina were at Boracay Shang, according to a very “reliable” source. Ngek.
Yesterday I posted a very moving letter from a 24-year-old man named Dave who had cerebral palsy and supposedly died of pneumonia.

David Rose

Tonight I found out both Dave Rose and his sister Nichole, who took care of him—both deleted their Twitter accounts as well as his blog and his Facebook page.
Earlier this evening I was chatting with my friend Juan about gadgets for people on wheelchairs, when I stumbled upon this site where a deadringer for Dave Rose was featured. Except his name is Hunter Dunn.

Screen Shot 2012-10-16 at 3.04.30 AM

I searched Twitter, which finally led to this site: http://dave-on-wheels-exposed.blogspot.ca/.

I don’t understand why people do these things—make up stories online and pretend to be people they are not.
Apparently the American press hasn’t been informed yet. I can still see news items on Dave Rose updated two hours ago from big news agencies.
Let’s wait for an update on this weird internet hoax in the next few days.

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Blackbeltshopper

Eto na ang backlash… http://dave-on-wheels-exposed.blogspot.ca/

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forsakinghalfloves

In 2011, Tom MacMaster created Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari, a Syrian American blogger who identified as lesbian. He tried to “kill” the character by having her “cousin” post an entry stating that she was abducted.

It’s sad that these practices persist.

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Seems like the closest term for this is Munchausen by Internet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchausen_by_Internet). I’ve been reading the comments from the blogspot post; that David/Nicole Rose impersonator is trying to play the martyr card. Eesh. :-/

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I hate to point out the obvious, but I do hope that people are more skeptical with the things they read online.  Just because it’s out there doesn’t mean it’s true.  Do we really blame the guy behind the hoax or do we start rethinking our standards for truth?

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Kittygo

AH NEW IT!!! I can’t stand sob stories online (but I did give money for some Cebuano baby who needed help c/o my doctor’s office in HK) . He DESERVES everything he has now. Whether he is really sick or not…If not, he should be arrested and he’ll probably get an anal infection in jail. 

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This is so awful and disappointing.  I really thought that Dave Rose really existed and he wrote that moving farewell letter.  I don’t understand why some people have to do things like this.  I didn’t see any solicitation for donations in the fake blog so I guess they’re just doing this for their 15 minutes of fame.

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Kittygo Reply:

i guess andy warhol was right…

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Kittygo

i guess andy warhol was right…

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killdabitch

that was f*cking awful

i hope bad karma chases them

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This is just so pathetic, Ms. C. I really believed Dave Rose was REAL. Shrewd people are everywhere. I don’t know why some people would do things like this. 

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Pureshorestravel

afraidy aguilar toh, parang ung isang blogger na feke..ung dalawang parehong letra….at yung nichole rose na un, im sure it was back up by people too…

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May tama ata talaga sa ulo yung “Nichole Rose” na yun. Check her/his (dunno the REAL gender) reply to the blogger.

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Pureshorestravel Reply:

what link Dave Ryan?

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CVS Reply:

male yata

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Pureshorestravel

what link Dave Ryan?

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Lost for words. Can’t fathom the idea of people doing this kind of deceit. Probably just to be famous? Oh man, what a sick sick world we live in. 

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Patriciabetita

Yeah, Kainis naman….na touch din ako sa story niya…its a fake pala! Okay, NEXT…

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njmanang

: ( Naiyak panaman ako. 

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KUMAGCOW

Eeek.. and we fell for it 

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