Twitter Saves a Life, by Preventing a Suicide!

“It’s been enough. Bad decisions, pain, sadness. Have seen enough. Take care, tweeps. Will look for my bed for the last time”.

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Suicide Notes!

The news is filled articles condemning the internet, especially when it comes to internet based social media platforms such as Facebook, Digg, Twitter, MySpace and so on.

However, if you take the time to really look, you will find that sometimes, social media has the power to solve problems and maybe even save lives!

A Dutch guy posted a tweet last Sunday indicating that he was planning to commit suicide. Due to the viral element of a tweet, a number of people who saw the tweet contacted the police, who in turn, went to the guy’s house and persuaded the man not to kill himself. The guy posted a tweet on Monday he was felling better. (Translated link)

Disturbing and relieving. Don’t you think?

Looking forward to your comments down below…

Comments and Reactions

  • http://beam.to/bunga77 andoh

    Usually if someone announces suicide it's opening up for attention and help. So by Tweeting this he got the help and attention he needed. So in oneway it's a good thing but sometimes it could be to late.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    Does that mean he's not going to try again, that also goes to the heart of online help in all of its forms. due to the physical detachment of the medium it gives the impression of helping but never really assures you that it did…

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