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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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