McAfee Arrest Fuels Twitter With 30 Day Trial Jokes
Twitter has been buzzing about software millionaire John McAfee after he went on the run from Belize authorities on November 10 and was then captured on Friday. Authorities claim that McAfee murdered his American neighbor, Greg Faull.
John claims total innocence and due to complications shortly after the arrest he is currently in the hospital due to a potential heart attack. John is a virus scan pioneer and the founder of McAfee, a security software company which was sold to Intel in 2010 for $7.68 billion.
Some Twitter users are quick to jump on the bandwagon and 30 day trial jokes have been spreading like wildfire. Here are just a few:
After McAfee is sent back to Belize, he’ll start his 30-day free trial.
— Bridget Carey (@BridgetCarey) December 6, 2012
Will McAffee get a 30 day trial?
— Brady Kelly (@bradykelly) December 7, 2012
I’ll bet McAfee hopes he doesn’t expire after a 30-day trial
— Martin Becker (@martinbckr) December 7, 2012
Other Twitter users who aren’t busy sharing the exact same joke have been pleading for it to stop:
The McAfee ’30 day trial’ joke has been beaten to death on Twitter. Can we stop already? via @rww
— Rishi Athanikar (@ARishi_) December 7, 2012
The McAfee 30 day trial jokes are wearing a tad thin now…
— Danielle Newnham (@daniellenewnham) December 7, 2012
RT @secboffin: Dear world: you’ve done the McAfee 30 day trial joke now. You can stop.
— securityninja (@securityninja) December 6, 2012
In the meantime, McAfee was denied asylum in Guatemala and a judge will be assessing his current condition to see if he can be transported back to Belize.