Death by 'Selfie'

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    Sep 10, 2015 6:10 AM GMT
    With Social Media now at everybody's finger tips; with Web-Site's and App's like Facebook, Twitter, Cloud, Whatsapp, etc. People now post every random thought they can think of. Now even resorting to posting gruesome or violent acts. Recently the disgruntled employee at a TV Station who shot his employees, posted all of the event on Social Media thereafter turning the gun on himself. In another incident, a man posing for a selfie with a gun, ended up shooting himself in the face as the gun accidentally went off. There are many other cases, to mention one more; two tourists posing for a selfie in The Kruger National Park in front of a Lion, well let's say the Lion was not into selfies.

    http://m.news24.com/Health24/Columnists/Selfie-killings-the-fascination-with-death-on-camera-20150909
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    Sep 10, 2015 6:23 AM GMT
    This is nothing new. Before cellphone selfies, there was a lull in bloodlust. Before the lull, there were public hangings, public firing squads, public guillotines, and public "running through" with swords.

    The "in between" moment was popular movies that portrayed by actors who had no idea what they were doing, so they did the best they could. And it never showed the reality of it.

    This "death by selfie" craze is nothing more than a passive-aggressive way of bringing back the bloodlust that many people have always enjoyed, without the movie culture's highly skewed portrayal of how it actually happens (i.e. a person dies almost instantly after being shot or stabbed).
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    Sep 10, 2015 2:21 PM GMT
    ^
    Interesting point.

    People die gruesomely, even in bed, even "of natural causes."

    Very few go gently into the night.

    Maybe that was the point of public violence - the reality proved a deterrent.
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    Sep 10, 2015 8:53 PM GMT
    Goodbye Robbaker you are now invisible!
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    Sep 10, 2015 9:00 PM GMT
    timmm55 saidGoodbye Robbaker you are now invisible!
    +1
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    Sep 10, 2015 11:06 PM GMT
    All good candidates for the annual Darwin Awards.

    However the record probably still goes to that couple who video taped themselves being eaten by grizzly bears.
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    Sep 11, 2015 5:01 AM GMT
    ...come to think of it - suicide is the original selfie. :-/
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    Sep 11, 2015 9:10 PM GMT
    Liberals didn't fuck this country up and are the only ones trying to fix it. If it wasn't for liberals you wouldn't even have the right to marry now. But as usual for a republican on this site, your too blind to see that and instead drink the FOX koolaide.
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    Sep 28, 2015 9:26 PM GMT