Archive for Kidz

Live suicide

Posted in Kidz, Say what?, Social with tags , on November 23, 2008 by Le Roi

Didn’t have much time this week to write, but since we love kidz, there’s a particular one that deserves mentioning.

Abraham Biggs, 19, figured his 5 minutes of fame might as well be his last 5 minutes, so he decided to OD on sleeping pills live via the webcam. The folks watching were apparently very supportive, encouraging the kid to make the most of his 5 minutes of fame and enjoy his last 5 minutes.

MIAMI – A college student committed suicide by taking a drug overdose in front of a live webcam as some computer users egged him on, others tried to talk him out of it, and another messaged OMG in horror when it became clear it was no joke. Some watchers contacted the Web site to notify police, but by the time officers entered Abraham Biggs’ home — a scene also captured on the Internet — it was too late.

Biggs’ family was infuriated that no one acted sooner to save him, neither the viewers nor the Web site that hosted the live video, Justin.tv. The Web site shows a video image, with a space alongside where computer users can instantly post comments.

Reactions?

MIAMI – The family of a college student who killed himself live on the Internet say they’re horrified his life ended before a virtual audience, and infuriated that viewers of the live webcam or operators of the Web site that hosted it didn’t act sooner to save him.

Some members of his virtual audience encouraged him to do it, others tried to talk him out of it, and some discussed whether he was taking a dose big enough to kill himself, said Wendy Crane, an investigator with the Broward County medical examiner’s office.

I love kidz! We need more like that!

Educational video for kids

Posted in Kidz, Social, Video with tags on November 10, 2008 by Le Roi

Since yesterday’s topic, kids, is still fresh…

It’s actually worth watching. I’ve got a few comments that come to mind, but I’ll keep them to myself this time.

Speaking of kids

Posted in Kidz, Music, Video with tags , , , , on November 10, 2008 by Le Roi

There’s kids who shoot themselves or their parents and there’s kids who do this:

Or this: