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Status: HoaxA University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill couple, Ryan Burke and Mindy Moorman, have admitted that their Valentine’s Day break-up was nothing more than a prank.
The story went that the couple had been dating for four months when Burke discovered Moorman had been cheating on him.
He invited people via facebook.com to watch the confrontation, which featured a group of singers performing the Dixie Chicks song “I’m Not Ready to Make Nice” before he broke up with Moorman, to which she responded with expletives. Hundreds of people turned up to the event, and it was quickly posted on youtube.com, where the video has been seen by thousands of people worldwide.
However, twelve days after the break-up, Burke admitted that the entire story was a prank. He and Moorman had never even dated, and they had set up the spectacle to show ”the power of Internet communities and the amount of money that companies make from them.”
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Is it just me, or did this all seem a bit pointless?Posted by Nona in London on Mon Mar 26, 2007 at 06:43 PM
Nona, it's not just you. Not only was this a pointless exercise, it was really poorly done. For something planned, it was drawn out, the camera didn't catch anything significant, and the reactions were fairly unrealistic.Posted by AqueousBoy on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 10:21 AM
Greats blog! Intresting work.Posted by Frenk on Thu Sep 20, 2007 at 08:02 PM
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i like your sitePosted by Rob in none on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 02:33 AM