Suicidio en vivo en Justin.tv

Suicidio en vivo en Justin.tv

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El extremo insano de la web 2.0

Esta es una noticia que me causa un nudo en el estómago, porque siento que de alguna manera contamina una herramienta que con altos y bajos todos usamos constructivamente.

Déjenme contarles primero sobre Justin.tv, un sitio de videos online en donde, a diferencia de Youtube, la especialidad de la casa no son los videos sino la transmisión en vivo. Cada usuario tiene un canal y cuando se sienten con ánimo ponen la webcam y transmiten hacia el sitio, el cual lo traspasa a la audiencia en un concepto que por desgracia no tiene una buena traducción: broadcasting, que en general se usa para referirse a las transmisiones televisivas.

Pues bien, sucede que Abraham K. Biggs, conocido troll del foro de esteroides Bodybuilding.com, pasó toda la tarde del miércoles declarando que tomaría una cantidad incierta de pastillas que le causarían la muerte. Por supuesto, como la dinámica de los foros es similar en todas partes del mundo, la gente se rió de él, otros dijeron :dalomismo y otros le postearon videos burlescos. Nadie le creyó, ni siquiera cuando publicó una nota de suicidio.

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Ask a guy who is gonna OD (again) tonight anything
To Whom It May Concern,
I am going to leave this for whoever stumbles across my bookmarks later on.
I hate myself and I hate living. I think that if someone who knows me
reads this they will know who I am. So I will leave this unsigned. I am
an a@#hole. I have let everyone down and I feel as though I will never
change or never improve. I am in love with a girl and I know that I am
not good enough for her. I have come
to believe that my life has all been meaningless. I keep trying and I
keep failing. I have thought about and attempted suicide many times in
the past. I used to think of my failure as some mystical way of telling
me that I was really meant for something meaningful. The only thing I
dread, besides the pain, is the way my family will suffer. I do not want
my mother or father to think that it was anything they did that lead me
to kill myself. I never really had any plans of leaving a note. I
thought that I would not be able to describe why I want to do this and I
am right. There is no way to tell you or anyone else why I dread every
new day. My father had such high expectations for me and tried to give
me every opportunity to improve upon myself. I let him down. I think
that I am a major disappointment to him. I have a job but I?m always broke
and I am in college but barely, I show up to class but that?s about it.
I want my life to end. I am tired of f@#$ing up everything. I
am tired of people always telling me that they do not like me. I am
tired of trying to be decent. I hope that someone finds this post and I
hope that my parents know that I f@#$ed up not them. It is my fault I
screwed up my own life.
The hate that rages within me, rages not for those I love so dearly or
those who have crossed my path.
This hate rages full force towards me and only me.
I have long forgiven those who've hurt me, but I have not and cannot
come to terms to forgive myself for the things I have done to myself, and
the things I've done to hurt those in my life.
You have all touched my life in one way or another,
especially those whom I call family.
I cannot tell you how sorry I am for ending my life the way I did. I
hope that you can all find it in your heart to see it as way for me not
suffering anymore and that I am finally at rest with myself, for being at
rest with the guilt that constantly ate at me for so long.
Please forgive me all for taking my own life so early. I tried so hard
to fight against this strong battle. I have reached out for help so many
times, and yet I believe, I was turned away because of the things I did,
that it is a punishment I am willing to take, for I know that being who I am
has only brought myself and others pain.
I love you all and will forever live within the memories we created.
Forgive me.
Love always and forever,
As for my signature I will leave you with a quote so that if anyone
reads this they will know it's me, "Can?t feel pain if your dead? Just Saying"

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Biggs prendió su canal de Justin.tv, se tomó decenas de pastillas, se recostó en la cama y durante mucho rato los internautas atónitos lo vieron aparentemente dormido o inconsciente. Sólo un forero de India se preocupó lo suficiente como para llamar a la policía de Miami-Dade, que no lo tomó en serio. De tanto insistir, una hora después finalmente llegaron con desgano a la casa de Biggs. Comprobaron su fallecimiento y apagaron la webcam.

La gente se ha suicidado desde que existe la especie humana, tal vez incluso de antes por lo que no vale la pena hablar sobre si está bien o mal. Es el hecho de ensuciar de esta manera una herramienta tan poderosa que por épocas me parecía que era el renacer del ágora griega. Ahora alguien contaminó la plaza pública y, lo que es peor, le acaba de dar a muchos la macabra idea de explorar contenidos extremos. Me pregunto cuánto falta para que algún depravado transmita un asesinato en vivo, o cosas peores.

Fuente: Mashable!