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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    You are talking to a 30 year old who may as well as be 65 years old with technology. I see commericals for phones that talk about apps, and I don't even know what that means. I may get myself a jitterbug cell phone.
    Heh. I'm on the other end, I do web 2.0 stuff for a living, including maintaining two promotional twitters.

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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Mom who tweets son's drowning faces backlash


    Ms. Ross and her two sons had been cleaning out the Merrit Island, Fla., family's chicken coop when she instructed the two boys to turn off the hose inside the house, said Lt. Bruce Barnett of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office. When the elder son returned without Bryson, Ms. Ross searched for the boy around the house before finding him face-down in the family's pool.

    She administered CPR as her other son dialed 911.

    That was at 5:22 p.m., Florida time. ABC News reported the 911 call was made at 5:23 p.m. and that paramedics arrived at 5:38 p.m. Ms. Ross's first tweet about the mishap was at 6:14, which Barnett said was made from a hospital waiting room as the family held out hope for Bryson. The second at 8:08 p.m.,

    What followed the second Tweet on other websites and on Ms. Ross's 5,400-member feed, at Military-Mom, was a string of messages -- some supportive, but also others that criticized her for tweeting about her son's death.

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    The backlash shows the double-edged nature of depending on online ‘friends' for solace, says Dan Liechty, of Illinois State University.

    Mr. Liechty, of ISU's social work department, said Ms. Ross did what any parent would do -- she sought support from what she felt was her "community," the same as a generation ago, parents would have been on the phone, getting friends -- even strangers -- to pray for them.

    "That's totally appropriate then. I mean what else is she going to do? The medics are there, she's feeling she needs the support of her community --and that's her community," he said.
    What is so outrageous?
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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    What is so outrageous?
    "My son is dying. LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!"

    Speaking only for myself, DP is going to be pretty far down my list of "things to do in the hospital waiting room while waiting to hear if my son is dead."

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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Thank you for the updated time line. Earlier articles suggested that she tweeted first, then called 911.

    Given in this order, I say that no, this is not outrageous at all.

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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    "My son is dying. LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!"

    Speaking only for myself, DP is going to be pretty far down my list of "things to do in the hospital waiting room while waiting to hear if my son is dead."
    She asked for prayers. That's all.
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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    "My son is dying. LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!"

    Speaking only for myself, DP is going to be pretty far down my list of "things to do in the hospital waiting room while waiting to hear if my son is dead."
    Was she tweeting from a phone or a computer? If a computer was it a laptop or a desktop?

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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Was she tweeting from a phone or a computer? If a computer was it a laptop or a desktop?
    Does it matter? Yes, I realize I'm being judgemental as hell.

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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Does it matter? Yes, I realize I'm being judgemental as hell.
    Yes. If it's a phone in her hand or her nearby laptop, then it's different than if she ran inside to her stationary desktop computer to tweet.

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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by MsRetro View Post
    Thank you for the updated time line. Earlier articles suggested that she tweeted first, then called 911.

    Given in this order, I say that no, this is not outrageous at all.
    She tweeted about the fog in the area just before the accident was discovered. After the accident was discovered, she was trying to save her child.

    Anyone who has ever dealt with somehting like this knows that once the person is in the doctors hands, you are sitting in a room losing your ****ing mind. At that point, some people ask for prayers... as this woman did.
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    Re: Death Tweets?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Yes. If it's a phone in her hand or her nearby laptop, then it's different than if she ran inside to her stationary desktop computer to tweet.
    Oh, I agree, sort of. I can't imagine grabbing my laptop before heading off to the hospital. Really, I can't imagine having the presence of mind to jump online while my son is potentially dead. I'd be completely incapable of putting words into sentences, to be blunt.

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