If you used the hashtag #prayforcaro, then you’ll be happy to know that the 17-year-old is safe and sound. Caro, a Miami teen, went missing recently setting off a social media chain reaction, raising awareness of her disappearance and soliciting information on her whereabouts. By the next day her name was trending nationwide. Even U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tweeted about the missing teen. Turns out, Caro, was just hanging out at a friend’s house.
What makes certain stories go viral? Why do we share some stories and not others? And how does it all tie in with our obsession with missing girl cases? Was there something about Caro?
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