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What is too far?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Purplecatlover, May 10, 2017.


  1. Purplecatlover

    Purplecatlover PetForums VIP

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    A Facebook page that I follow from where I'm from has just posted a live video of a man on top of a building threatening to jump...

    I mean have people lost their minds??? Since when has this been okay? Absolute madness from every angle. I don't know when it became appropriate to show this but I am disgusted to say the least. I am so saddened by the actual video and people's responses to someone that obviously needs help.
    People commenting saying "it's informative, maybe his family will see and can go help"

    When is too far? When is it time to say stop and respect humans, not just be interested in likes and comments? Social media is getting so out of hand.

    When do you think it's too far?
    Do you agree?
     
  2. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    Ghouls.

    In this day and age, human behaviour neither surprises or shocks me. Any situation, no matter how traumatic the circumstances, appears to be game material for social media sites.

    People taking mobile videos of serious car crashes in order to post on YouTube or some other internet site, just to satisfy the curiosity of the morbid, instead of lending a hand to extricate the injured from the wreckage.

    There's little to no respect anymore, it's just an eternal hunt for 'likes' and subscriptions.:(
     
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  3. picaresque

    picaresque Mongrelist

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    Grim. People being horrible to each other is not new though.
     
  4. Creativecat

    Creativecat PetForums Senior

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    I remember jack dee the comedian saying in his act . I just seen a bad accident on the way to work to today
    I did the decent thing and filmed it . I think that sums up some people's attitude to incidents or tragedies .
    I think with smart phones and cameras go hand in hand now . And
    It's so easy to film any incident that they feel is disturbing. I feel intimidated as to not say things in public when i clearley see wrong doing as to not be filmed and find myself on social media the following day . It's sad
     
  5. MilleD

    MilleD PetForums VIP

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    Not just horrible to each other either.

    A guy in Thailand, I think it was, Facebooked live the video of him murdering his 11 month old baby, then hanging himself.

    I think Facebook live needs getting rid of completely, not that it would stop things from happening, but at least the desire to have an audience whilst doing it wouldn't be fed.
     
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  6. PawsOnMe

    PawsOnMe PetForums VIP

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    It's despicable.

    If a person's first thought upon seeing something horrific like that is "oh I'm gonna film this!" Then there is something terribly wrong with that person.
     
  7. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    It's not just the Live function that should go, in my opinion. Facebook needs to have its plug pulled. Heck, social media as a whole needs to stop. It's a despicable thing that does more harm than good.
     
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  8. picaresque

    picaresque Mongrelist

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    I heard about this :( And the elderly man whose murder was livestreamed.

    I do think society these days is increasingly narcissistic. Everything is about the self, identity, me me me LOOK AT ME! It's all connected.



    Do internet forums like PF not count as social media?
     
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  9. FeelTheBern

    FeelTheBern They don't like it up 'em, sir!

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    To my understanding, social media is for socialising with people whereas forums are for sharing advice. Social media is that mindless drivel today's kids are obsessed with-things like Instagram and Twitter. These kinds of platforms are used for sharing things with friends. I wouldn't say forums like PF are used for communicating with friends-I don't think I know who anyone on here is in real life. We know each other by our usernanes rather than our actual names.
     
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  10. MilleD

    MilleD PetForums VIP

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    I'm pretty sure Facebook is often used to communicate with people never met in real life too.

    Maybe they use their real names, maybe not. I would class forums as a form of social media I think
     
  11. havoc

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    I think it does but the membership, rules and level of moderation are so very different. Still has it's fair share of attention seekers at times :)
     
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