Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ORIO, Feb 9, 2010.
Twins Discover Teenage Brother’s Death on Facebook
One of my best friends found out his dad died through a goddamn text message in the middle of class.
Shit like that sucks man.
WTF. Why would the person post it so quickly on to Facebook, not even thinking that the victims could have a family that should be told first. what a terrible way to find out something this tragic. I guess one reason why info ant the speed of light isn't a great thing after all..
Facebook ruins lives! I know so many people that found out horrible things about people they love through facebook. I refuse to set up an account. That is a terrible way to find out the death of your family member.
I found out my sister was getting a divorce through facebook when my 16 year old neice updated her status. Word of mouth travels fast. Especially thru Facebook.
...and hell, its how most of my family found out I eloped last October. But I can't imagine reading about a family members death before actually speaking to someone.
Hmmm.. And I was not even aware that there was a required social hold on all death-talk or death-posting. The more you know.
What the hell were those kids doing out at three-fifteen in the morning?
your joking right? the guy was 17 years old, hardly a kid.
so anyways, regarding the story, not only is it fucked up to find out through facebook that your brother died... It's world wide news, and everyone on the internet, now knows about it!
huh? 3:15 is early in the night...
I'm shocked of this story, nooone should experience such thing.
actually, no i'd say 17 is still a kid... and even the way that most people act, i'd say we're all kids til we're in our mid 20's...
but this is horrible... but its also the world we live in, and like that article says, the cops have to find a quicker way to speed up the process of how they get people informed...
Harsh, man harsh.
But my niece pretty much found out about my mother her grandmothers passing the same way.
Its one of the pitfalls of a global instant communications we live in.
From what I understand the Croc Hunters wife read about Steve's death at news sites before she was notified by the people with him.
It sucks but like I said its the pitfall of this age.
Hey look at it this way, before the internet sometimes people would be dead and due to distance you might not know for weeks.
And back way when before TV and radio and major communications sometimes loved ones didn't know for even longer...or at all.
17 is the "do stupid stuff at ungodly hours" type of "kid", rather than the "10:00 is past your bedtime" type of "kid". So no, I'm not surprised that they were out at that time.
But damn, talk about your unpleasant ways to find out the news. Some things require a certain personal touch. Electronic messaging is just about as cold and sterile as you can get.
Wait? What's the issue? It no different from the town passing info that the prince has died.
Word travels fast in the past and because of telecommunications, distance is no longer an issue.
They witnessed this, to family and friends, information passes. Bam done.
I can understand why the police, couldn't tell the family on time, if the kid (Yes, he's not of adult age ) wasn't carry state identification, it'll take a while.
I believe a loved one death is important itself. I don't care how I obtain the information about it, as long as it is in a timely matter.
Meh. It apparently just happened that way because of an unusual dely in the police contacting the family. They obviously had the info since they were able to confirm it when contacted.
Interesting. I wonder who, exactly, involved in this spread the info online first? Because if they hadn't, it would have run more to the standard.
Shit, that's GOT to be harsh. D:
There isn't a "totally rad" way of finding out that your loved one is dead. It's going to suck no matter how you find out regardless of how many people find out before you.
that sucks...but we all know how fast word of mouth is (be it from the tv, phone, or internet)
God that sucks, my condolences
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