Steve Jobs: still very much alive, so far as we can tell

Steve Jobs: still very much alive, so far as we can tellOuch! This one's got to hurt.

Steve Jobs may have resigned from the day job at Apple but for most of us that was the last we heard about him and his, sadly, deteriorating health.

Unless you were watching CBS News' website in the US where their feature on what's trending on Twitter mentioned that Steve Jobs' death was a hot topic!

Yep. Steve Jobs. Dead. Which of course he isn't.

Turns out that it was repeated from another web service called What's Trending, which had put out the misinformation. To make matters worse, news agencies then started picking it up and attributing the death notice to CBS News.

Needless to say, the network apologised and has severed all ties with What's Trending and, as far as we're aware, Mr Jobs is still with us.

Goes to show just how quickly rumours can spread - and why Twitter isn't always the best place to find out what's happening in the world.

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