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    Saiyan

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    Report: Teen commits suicide on Justin.tv

    Post by windows7 on Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:11 am

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10104716-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

    A 19-year-old man has apparently committed suicide while broadcasting himself on Justin.tv, according to a report at NewTeeVee.
    The teenager took an overdose of pills while on camera and was apparently encouraged to do so by commentators on Justin.tv and a bodybuilding site, according to the report.
    Justin.tv enables users to broadcast video live to the Internet. NewTeeVee said it confirmed the man's death with the Broward County medical examiner's office, which is near Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. This will undoubtedly raise questions about the power of Web video and whether its voyeuristic nature can go too far.
    The young man apparently posted threats of killing himself to Web message boards in the past, according to numerous online reports. Because of this many of those who watched the man's suicide were skeptical that it was a legitimate suicide attempt and began mocking him.
    Some viewers did take him seriously and contacted the Broward County Sheriff's Department. It appears that deputies broke into the man's room and discovered his body.

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    Re: Report: Teen commits suicide on Justin.tv

    Post by uptime on Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:18 pm

    wow. that's terrible
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    Re: Report: Teen commits suicide on Justin.tv

    Post by ipepsi on Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:35 pm

    yep, can't believe someone would do something like this
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    Re: Report: Teen commits suicide on Justin.tv

    Post by macmini on Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:42 am

    yep, pretty horrible
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    Re: Report: Teen commits suicide on Justin.tv

    Post by air on Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:36 pm

    i can't believe it
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    Re: Report: Teen commits suicide on Justin.tv

    Post by potter on Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:12 am

    me either
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    Re: Report: Teen commits suicide on Justin.tv

    Post by dragon on Fri Nov 28, 2008 2:51 pm

    terrible
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    Re: Report: Teen commits suicide on Justin.tv

    Post by PC on Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:39 pm

    why would someone do this?
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    Re: Report: Teen commits suicide on Justin.tv

    Post by dragon on Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:34 pm

    who knows

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