5 December 2013 - 4:55am | posted by | 3 comments

'Its him. He died': Woman live Tweets own husband’s road death

The event played out live via TwitterThe event played out live via Twitter

A Vancouver woman who was live tweeting updates from a road crash has created an online wave of sympathy as it emerged she had been tweeting her own husband's death.

Her updates on the crash were interspersed with tweets expressing concern about the lateness of his return home. Her tweets documented her attempts to gain information, her growing concern and eventual realisation.

Caran Johnson, who tweets as @ScanCouver, also noted how her follower count had boosted during the crisis.

Police Cordon image via Shutterstock

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5 Dec 2013 - 11:50
stephen_newton's picture
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Bizarre, but at least she wasn't complaining about the delay to her journey.

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5 Dec 2013 - 11:54
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True example of social media taken too far? She tweets once knowing her husband is dead. And the next day about her followers. how about you gather you family and take care of your kids who lost their father? Plain shallowness or social media addict? Both?

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5 Dec 2013 - 12:40
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This is like a screenplay to a rejected episode of Black Mirror except in that show the "he died" tweet would be favourited more than 65 times.

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