Touching faith in social media

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

In order to save her (X) any further embarrassment, I shall refrain from publishing the name of a young woman, thought to have been murdered on Tuesday, the 15th May this year in Alice Springs. The Centralian Advocate of 18th May had no such compunctions; in the circumstances, perhaps understandably. The woman (Y) found dead in a house on Lovegrove Drive shared the same name as the one (X) not dead. The name of the victim “somehow” ended up via Northern Territory News on the Facebook and elsewhere, resulting in a flurry of messages to X from her friends and acquaintances.

Ms X said, “I had at least fifteen phone calls straight away.”

One wonders what is the etiquette in such circumstances –

‘are they treating you right, dear?’, ‘not too hot down there?’ ,’ when you have time, could you find an address for …’ or ‘see you soon’?

In any case, the Facebook shares ought to boom.

[ A 46-year-old man, Z, was taken into police custody in connection with the Y’s death. You can comunicate with him via twitter, I think.]

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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One Response to Touching faith in social media

  1. white knight says:

    Twitter is for twits, that’s why it’s so succesful.

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