However, that doesn't stop us from speculating over what it might mean, if it really was the end of the world. After all, we will be confronted with this at some point in the future, whether it is the Mayan predictions, global warming or some other global catastrophe.
I personally favour calling people out over their predictions and asking for an apology. The videos and blogs should remain online with an additional retraction by the author as a monument to delusion and a warning to others.
If there is a recurrent pattern through history of believing in imminent apocalypse, does this begin to reveal more about our psychology? 'Apocalypticism' appears linked to certain religious and personality outlooks.