I had a few different thoughts as I was reading “Trust me, I’m lying”. As a consumer, I was taken aback by the things that were said in this reading. First of all I started wondering who would think of doing these things, and why they would do it. It doesn’t make sense to me that people would want to start such controversy. Then I started questioning what I could actually believe on the internet. I know that people say you cant trust the internet, but the internet is such an important part of our lives; it would be nice if the information we were receiving was accurate. And since the internet is such an important part of our society, and is becoming increasingly more important, this issue of false advertsing (in the nicest terms) is only going to get worse. Or will it?
Holiday is brutally honest in this piece. He really exposes the industry for what it is, and it seems like he’s doing it with good intentions. He is telling us first hand what was happening, and how easy it was. For some reason, I trust him. Which is weird considering the fact that he just admitted to all this false advertising he has done. I guess it just seems that he has good intentions in his book, “trust me, I’m lying”
So, will this issue get worse? Or will people learn from it, and start to recognize the difference between real and fake?
I had heard of the invisible children before, but after reading “trust me, I’m lying”, I saw it from a whole new perspective. I don’t know if I can trust anything anymore. It opened my eyes in a way. We are so quick to donate money and do this and do that without knowing where the money or food or donations are going.