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Twitter Bath Death

June 19th, 2009 03:00pm by flipvine

Deadly Twitter accident.  Has this kind of thing happened before?

A teenage girl was electrocuted after dropping her laptop into the bath as she twittered in the tub.

Police said they believed Maria Barbu, 17, had tried to plug in her laptop with wet hands after the battery died during a long session on social networking site Twitter as she took a soak at her home in Brasov, central Romania.

She was found dead by her parents with the laptop lying next to her.

Twitter Bath DeathRemember how about a month ago we had just 1 Swine Flu fatality?  Well, if this unfortunate Twitter death happened before that first Swine Flu death – then we could’ve claimed that Twitter is deadlier than Swine Flu!

I wonder if there’s any way to measure how much time people are spending burning time away on Twitter vs. how much time people take off to get over the Swine Flu? ;)

Oh, and another thing I’m wondering – and this is a little bit morbid, where did the author of the original article at the Austrian Times get that picture of the girl in bathtub with a laptop?  I certainly hope its not the profile picture of the actual girl that died. Or what would be even more morbid is if it was a picture she put on twitpic during the mentioned “long session on Twitter”.

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#iremember motivational posters

June 14th, 2009 07:05pm by flipvine

Here’s a couple motivational posters I’m contributing to the whole #iremember meme:


Yeah, I also remember when the #swineflu meme died on twitter lol.


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Swine Flu / H1N1 / Pandemic fears got you down? Here’s someone you can blame!

June 11th, 2009 06:34pm by flipvine

27k39In the US, by official government decree, the news media can’t say “Swine Flu” anymore.  They have to say H1N1.  It looks like the BBC still gets a kick out of calling it “swine flu”.  Awesome. That means we can still blame this little guy on the right for starting what the World Health Organization now calls a “global flu pandemic”.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global flu pandemic after holding an emergency meeting.

It means the swine flu virus is spreading in at least two regions of the world with rising cases being seen in the UK, Australia, Japan and Chile.”

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