Are Sharon O’Brien / O’Brian facebook photos a clever hoax?

15 Nov

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I saw more comments on my last post people so if you want your say, please do.

Having just witnessed 4000 people on my blog in the past 5 hours, destroying my previous record, I’ve been doing some thinking about this enigmatic Sharon O’Brien character.

There has been lots of talk about this girl and her Facebook photos, people saying her boyfriend has put them online in revenge. There has also been talk of her suicide. Here’s my theory….

It’s currently anti bullying week in UK. I think it’s a very clever campaign by any one of the anti bullying charities to target cyber bullies.

For something to spread online, all you need to do is get around 50 people to share something, and it spreads like the plague. I’m guessing they paid a few people to put these photos up of an actress and see what happens. If I’m right, it’s one of the best uses of social media I’ve ever seen. If not, then I’ll have to apologise at my lack of expertise on the matter.

Either way, the comments from some people on Facebook have been a little bit nasty, especially considering she’s not really hurting anyone – and she does turn out to be a fake person then the joke is on the people who’ve wasted precious time hurling misspelt insults at someone who doesn’t exist.

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5 Responses to “Are Sharon O’Brien / O’Brian facebook photos a clever hoax?”

  1. Sam November 15, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Good take on it… That hadn’t occurred to me. Would be a pretty phenomenal use of social networking, you’re right. I really hope it is now! 🙂

  2. Colin November 15, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    how could they do this exposing alot of young people to pretty much softcore porn, everyone can technically sue these people for exposing their children to it

  3. jen November 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    the Anti Bullying Alliance have released a statement saying they are not behind this.

    MEDIA STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO ‘PROJECT SHARON’

    For immediate release: Tuesday 15 November 2011

    The Anti-Bullying Alliance has been targeted by a bogus social media campaign dubbed ‘Project Sharon’.

    We are part of leading children’s charity, the National Children’s Bureau and are committed to preventing and stopping bullying it in all forms. We wish to make it absolutely clear that we have nothing to do with this action and it is not part of Anti-Bullying Week.

    We are deeply saddened that an anonymous internet user has attributed us as the creators of such a page, however it does highlight the serious issue of cyberbullying, which is why awareness raising initiatives like Anti-Bullying Week are so important. Bullying behaviour, in all forms, is absolutely unacceptable and we urge people who witness and/or experience bullying to report it as soon as possible.

    This year’s Anti-Bullying Week theme is about verbal bullying and the casual use of derogatory language. Please support the campaign by visiting theofficial Anti-Bullying Alliance Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/anti-bullyingalliance

    • carbonaraontap November 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

      Of course they don’t have to tie themselves to it, they’ve already raised awareness.

  4. Chelsea November 16, 2011 at 12:42 am #

    The ‘Anti bullying alliance’, have confirmed that they were not aware of these happenings, and it wasn’t down to them. Here’s the official media response; – http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/press_centre/latest_news/response_to_project_sharon.aspx

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