Mother “updated Twitter while son was dying”
I just saw this news article thanks to a tweet from @MarketerMikeE:
The article says, “A mother who posted updates on Twitter as rescue workers tried to save her dying son has sparked debate over the use of the microblogging website.” And so I wanted to hear others opinions on this.
When I first saw the headline, I was outraged.
But as the article describes it, she found her 2 year old floating in the pool and called 911. Paramedics arrived at 5:38 PM and she tweeted “Please pray like never before, my 2 yr old fell in the pool” at 6:12 PM, 34 minutes. So, it’s not as if she tweeted when she should have been helping her son.
Then 5 hours later after her son was pronounced dead she tweeted, “Remembering my million dollar baby.”
What do you think? Is this outrageous? Inappropriate? Or does it seem perfectly reasonable to you?
[image by ouij]