Take the example of an Oregon homeowner, Robert Salisbury, who discovered strangers taking his belongings after someone but an ad on Craigslist that he had abandoned his home. Mr. Salisbury had no such intention.
- "I informed them I was the owner, but they refused to give the stuff back," Salisbury said. "They showed me the Craigslist printout and told me they had the right to do what they did."
- The trespassers, armed with printouts of the ad, tried to brush him off. "They honestly thought that because it appeared on the Internet it was true," Salisbury said. "It boggles the mind."
The problem many doctors encounter is that patients simply don't believe what we tell them, because if it is on the internet, it must be true!
From the NY Times - Visits to Doctors Who Are Not in, Ever
From Time magazine - When the Patient Is a Googler