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I know people use social media and blogging to discuss highly personal matters. No harm in that. Social media and blogging provide you a good tool to vent out your feelings and you really get some good advice from fellow netzians. Today I was reading my tweets and suddenly I came across Tushar Gandhi’s tweet (Tushar is Mahatma Gandhi’s great grandson). When I searched for this news at net, I find this news highly disturbing. Read what The Telegraph has written,
As paramedics attempted to revive her son Bryson after he was found floating face down in a swimming pool, Shellie Ross sent out a message on Twitter , asking her followers: "Please pray like never before, my 2 yr old fell in the pool."
Five hours later, when her son was pronounced dead, she again took to the Twitter site to update her 5,000 followers.
"Remembering my million dollar baby," she wrote.
Moments later, she posted a photo of her son on the site.
Her use of Twitter as her son lay dying provoked outrage among the blogging community in the US.
Police in Florida said they were aware of the "tweets" and would be looking into them as part of their investigation into the drowning.
Mrs Ross’s public announcement of her son’s death prompted anger from fellow bloggers and Twitter users.
Many were shocked that she chose to use the social networking site to reveal something so deeply personal.
I know the need to connect with fellow human being is pretty strong. Most of us want to surround us with more and more Homo sapiens but this one lies beyond my scope of comprehension. I tried to read the mother’s tweets but she has protected her tweets. And I was in no mood to send her an invitation.