Internet Video Voyeurism at its Worst … Abraham K. Biggs Commits Suicide on “lifecasting” website as People Just Watch
Internet Voyeurism … teen commits suicide on onlookers watch. What a way to get attention, notoriety and make your site meter spin.
So you think 24/7 live streaming video on the internet is a good thing. You think that uncensored, unvetted live streaming video is a benefit and has redeeming social qualities? Yesterday in Broward County, FL it was taken to its worse extreme. 19 year old Abraham K. Biggs, who went by the screen names “CandyJunkie” and “Mr Biggs” committed suicide as onlookers watched via live streaming video. Biggs posted suicide note:
Abraham K. Biggs
Mr Biggs then posted his suicide note, where he said he had hurt other people and hated himself for being a failure. “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.”
Above is the note that Biggs had earlier in the day posted that he was going to commit suicide later that night and all were welcome to watch.
A TEENAGER has apparently committed suicide in front of a live webcam after being encouraged by people online.
19-year-old Florida resident Abraham K. Biggs, who went by the screen names “CandyJunkie” and “Mr Biggs”, told users on a bodybuilding forum he would be committing suicide that night and invited them to watch the live video.
The forum moderators allegedly ignored the post – assuming it was a prank – while other users posted insults and even egged him on.
That is correct. People ignored Bigg’s post and actually egged the teen on and made insulting posts as the teen took several pills, laid down on his bed and stopped breathing. What has this world come to? Forum members actually insulted Biggs as he died. Finally as the video rolled live viewers were able to contact local police who broke down Bigg’s door and found the 19 year old dead. According to reports, 1500 people viewed as Biggs committed suicide. Unbelievable.
The 19-year-old lay on his bed and only after several hours of no movement did others begin to take him seriously. With the video still running, forum members managed to contact the local police who eventually broke down the door, found the body and switched off the camera. Up to 1,500 people were viewing the feed, according to one report.
A video clip posted on the net shows a police officer entering the room, his handgun drawn, as he checks for any sign of life. Local police said they were investigating a suspected suicide and the death was confirmed by the Broward County medical examiner.
Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Thursday, June 26, 2008 – Border Patrol Searching Consumer Electronic Devices
- Dana gives his opinion on “blue screens of death”
- Dana shares his Monday evening happenings with us.
Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Friday, April 25, 2008 – Does Technology Have Us By The Throat?
- Dana comments on Melissa Nelson of Racine, Wisconsin who was fined $400 for text messaging during a movie.
Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – March 31, 2008 – Cell Phone Use More Dangerous Than Smoking?
- Although Dana is admittedly not a doctor, he’ll still take Dr. Vini Khurana to task for making his anti-cellphone assertion.
Wanna get away? It would appear that a New Jersey based company, Too Much Media, has had a security breech. What does Too Much Media do? They sell accounting software for adult Web sites. The company told its customers last month that a security breach on its computers allowed hackers to access various adult Web sites’ subscriber lists. Ooops.
Keith Kimmel of Norman, Okla., who runs two Web sites that feature porn, said the breach has the potential to embarrass.
“Would you really want a record floating around the Internet that you subscribe to hardcore bondage?” he asked.
I hardly think that this was on Santa’s list of presents to bring children …
Hey Walmart … Wanna get away? This must have been the feeling when Daryl Hill realized that the MP3 player he had purchased at Walmart for his 10 year old daughter was preloaded with porn and explicit songs. One would think that legal action will be part of this families new year.
A father gave his 10-year-old daughter a Christmas present that would make Santa blush.
Now Daryl Hill wants to know why an MP3 video player he bought at a Wal-Mart in Sparta was preloaded with pornography and explicit songs.
Hill bought three of the players as Christmas presents for his children. He said one of the devices had apparently been returned to the store from a previous owner who loaded sex clips and songs with lyrics about using drugs.
“Within 10 minutes, my daughter was crying,” Hill said Thursday. “I wish I could take the thoughts and images out of her head.”
Hill questioned why Wal-Mart Stores Inc. would sell used merchandise as new, which he said violates its own policies. (FOX News)
The Internet Super Highway Coming to the Friendly Skies as Some Airlines Offer In-Flight Internet Service
Gone are the days of meals and playing cards on airlines; however, now you will hear when you get on a plane … “you got mail.” Gone are the days of getting an extra package of nuts, but the world wide web will be available. In a post 911 world where due to terrorism concerns passengers cannot bring on a multitude of items, we will now have access to the web and direct IM communication. Let’s think this one out first to its full conclusion before we have to deal with the laws of unintended consequences and a terrorism plane disaster. So we don’t allow liquids on a plane, but we allow internet access … Hmmm.
Passengers may soon hear a new in-flight announcement: “You can now log on.”
Starting next week and over the next few months, several American airlines will test Internet service on their planes.
On Tuesday, JetBlue Airways will begin offering a free e-mail and instant messaging service on one aircraft, while American Airlines, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines plan to offer a broader Web experience in the coming months, probably priced at about $10 a flight.
Black Friday, the first shopping day after Thanksgiving appears to have been a major success for retailers. Reports show that sales on Friday and Saturday combined rose 7.2 percent to $16.4 billion from the same two-day period a year ago. Now comes Cyber Monday. Are you planning on buying on-line? Maybe you have already started.
Retailers are hoping last week’s strong start to the holiday shopping season at malls and stores translates into a busy buying season online, which officially begins Monday.
The Monday after Thanksgiving, tagged “Cyber Monday” by the National Retail Federation, marks the first big online shopping surge for many merchants as consumers return to their work computers.
Tell us something we already don’t know … Chimps choose more rationally than humans. In other words, Monkeys do not make irrational choices to punish someone they perceive as unfair. Its not a matter of getting even, its a matter of self interest and self preservation. End result when it comes to choice, monkeys are rational. So how does this rational decision making play into stories that have been commented on this site?
The researchers concluded chimpanzees do not show a willingness to make fair offers and reject unfair ones. In this way, they protect their self interest and are unwilling to pay a cost to punish someone they perceive as unfair.
And sometimes Monkeys choose even more rationally than certain humans.