Gullible Facebook Users + Photoshop = Social Media Memoir ‘Fakebook’

At the age of 27, Dave Cicirelli quit his job and walked across the U.S., experiencing adventures during the six-month journey including forbidden love in Amish country and dealing with doomsday cults in Arizona desert, while chronicling the entire saga on his Facebook page. His saga went viral, and thousands of users of the social network began to follow him. However, Cicirelli’s travels were made possible not by his two feet, but by Photoshop and his imagination.

In Fakebook, which will be released by Sourcebooks Sept. 3, Cicirelli examines why hoaxes are so easy to carry out on Facebook.

Fakebook is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Readers: Will Fakebook be an addition to your reading lists?

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