(Closed) Facebook hits a new low

posted 6 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
4930 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Oh wow. I’m from around there-ish and heard about this girl’s death on the local news, but I hadn’t heard how her parents found out! What an absolutely awful way to hear it. 

Post # 4
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@kay01:  How awful for the family.  However, its not Facebooks fault that someone leaked the information before the police could.  What I’m assuming happened that is not said in the article is that the roommate (or whoever found her) said something to a friend, who then said something to another friend who then posted it on Facebook.  Honest mistake I’m sure by someone who was distraught but still a sad thing.

Again I’m just speculating that is how the Facebook notification happened and not sure at all.

Post # 5
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

That is insane but I’m sure it was something like the PP said, something like that doesn’t stay quiet on a college campus! 

Post # 6
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yeah, very sad but from what I understand it’s not facebooks fault. People from the school started writing on her wall and the parents saw it. Facebook doesnt really have any business deleting or keeping track of comments.


Post # 7
7679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

This is the fault of Facebook users, not Facebook itself. That’s like blaming the telephone if a friend phoned them before the police could tell them.

Post # 8
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@kay01:  I’ve heard about this already and it’s terribly sad and tragic.  However, I don’t see how facebook is at all at fault here. it’s the fault of idiotic facebook users who don’t think of things like the family might not know yet before posting.

THANKFULLY facebook is not yet invasvive enough to instantly know if a user has expired or not. Though I do believe they take profiles down upon being notified of a death. However, I know some groups have petitioned against this as some like to keep pages up as a memorial to the person. Not sure what decision they’ve made about that.


Post # 9
3092 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I actually learned that my guardian (who I am very close with) had passed from a facebook post on my wall by a friend of the family before I found out from my other guardian.  It was an awful way to find out.  Some people don’t know how to use discretion on facebook. 

My guardian had called but I was sleeping and didn’t get the call.  Of course when I woke up I hopped on facebook first thing, so that’s how that happened.


Post # 10
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We found out that my DHs ex and mother of his children had passed away via FB. No one in the family bothered calling and it took us hours to get confirmation and find out where the kids were. If it were not for that post, who knows what would have happened with the kids.

Post # 11
199 posts
Blushing bee

thats the cost of being too connected to the world

Post # 12
7387 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@beemo:  Very true. 

Facebook isn’t to blame, its people lacking sensativity and not thinking ahead, that hey “maybe xyz’s parents don’t know yet, let me hold off on posting about this.”.

Post # 13
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t see what the issue is here. If my child was injured or hurt I would want to know as soon as possible, whether that news came from facebook or a phone call or a knock on my door.

Either way, this is terrible news and no matter how you hear it, its still going to hurt badly.

In some ways FB is the best way to share news like this as it reaches many people at the same time and people can immediately share kind words or ty to help.

Post # 14
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Facebook is evil.

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