Candlelight vigil on the Friday after 9/11-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This simple email encourages people all over the United States to light candles at 7p Eastern Time to show the unity of Americans in standing against the terrorism of September 11, 2001.
The message was forwarded in massive numbers to people all over the country on September 13, 2001 and is an example of the developing power of email communication.
This effort was mounted entirely through forwarded emails and people all over the United States responded enthusiastically. There were candlelight vigils from coast to coast and a lot of coverage by the media.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Subject: Candle vigil tomorrow night – 7pm EST
This is being sent to as many people as possible.
Please pass it on.
Friday Night at 7:00 p.m. step out your door, stop your car, or step out of your establishment and light a candle.
We will show the world that Americans are strong and united together against terrorism.
Please pass this to everyone on your e-mail list.
We need to reach everyone across the United States quickly.
The message: WE STAND UNITED – WE WILL NOT TOLERATE TERRORISM.
We need press to cover this– we need the world to see