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New York Times on Twitter and suicide

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

The New York Times has an article about an incident that happened some time back: A young man Twitters he’s going to commit suicide. The article features our old friend, ambient intimacy. It also features quotes by yours truly, and about half a dozen other folks you probably know.

I was a little surprised to read some of the quotes from folks. People breaking up with their mates via Twitter? Posting everything online before talking to each other directly? It’s almost as if the only intimacy these people share, is the ‘ambient.’ There’s nothing real.

I’d rather be alone. I really would, rather be alone.

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