Red Light Killings in Ipswich
Posted 22 December 2006 - 11:55
Let me tell you some things I find productive. Positive reinforcement. Negative reinforcement. Honesty. I'll tell you something I find unproductive. Constantly worrying about where you stand based on inscrutible social cues, and then inevitably reframing it all in a reassuring way so that you can get to sleep at night. No, I do not believe in that at all. If I invited you to lunch, I think you're a winner. If I didn't, I don't. But I just met you all. Life is long, opinons change. Winners, prove me right. Losers, prove me wrong.
Posted 22 December 2006 - 11:56
If I had, I don't think I'd be able to tell anyone about it...
Has anybody ever been on that MyDeathSpace page?
Posted 22 December 2006 - 11:58
Yeah loads of times, its a shame when you see really pretty women that have killed themselves.
Has anybody ever been on that MyDeathSpace page? One of the causes of death was, "Killed by another MySpace user." Which was, kind of, funny.
Posted 22 December 2006 - 11:59
It's a hangout for "different", "misunderstood" teens who reinforce each others' differentness and misunderstoodness by being similar and understanding each other, of course its users kill themselves sometimes because they'll reinforce that tendency where it exists. The same thing would happen if those same people met offline. To draw any kind of definite link is like saying that 99% of suicides in the UK have watched at least 1 episode of East Enders, therefore East Enders is to blame. That thought never occurs to those who want to make the association between something new and something bad. I've no doubt that there are murders of people who've met online - there was that manslaughter recently of a strangulation fetishist who died in a sex game with someone they'd met on an adult contacts site that was presented as murder by the press - but the same is true with people who meet via personal ads, through friends or in night clubs. On Saturday, I'm meeting some bird I met online for the first time. I have no doubt I'll still be here on Sunday.
I believe there's been a few Myspace suicides, though...
Posted 23 December 2006 - 11:13