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New Media can be Bloody at Times
Social media and all encompassing 'new media' is a boon of opportunity, it's a way to socialize without even leaving the home for many. It is a way to build relationships with people in different lands.
Many have also embraced New Media to share the many aspects of their lives. From the birth of a new child as Robert Scoble, and This Guy did, via twitter; to the suffering of people.
To the joys of a nation embracing change, amidst a changing the world (yeah I'm talking about the election, duh!)
As Tony Hung of Deep Jive Interests put it quite poigantly:
The “new” web is more than the spectacle of the crushingly banal or the bruisingly idiotic, and like it or lump it, it will probably catalogue the depth and breadth of the human experience in a way that’s never been done before.
Which brings us to the Tragic Side of Web 2.0.
It was reported today that a young man took his life, while streaming it live on Justin.tv.
Justin.tv being a video service which streams content live. This may be one of the first suicides committed on live internet tv, but I doubt it will be the last.
I'm sure there will also come a day when serial killers torture, rape, and kill their victims whilst letting the whole world watch.
Let's pray that it doesn't get that bad, and lets pray that if that day comes, that we won't be so base to not even acknowledge it as newsworthy.