Yahoo reports on a very sad death. A police scanner fan fond of Twitter tweeted about a car accident, which turned out to involve her husband. The tweet updates show someone experiencing the gradual awareness of horror and grief through a social media platform.
But what fascinates Infocult is the way this story focuses on one technology as a source of potential dread, Twitter, while blithely giving a pass to another technology which actually kills people.
Cars are too old to play the fearsome media role in 2013. Their steady contribution to injury and death is simply accepted as part of daily life. No dread, no media panic required.
(thanks to the Wife of Infocult)