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dreamsofpaprika wrote in fanearth




In response to a suicide note sent to PostSecret, more than 32,000 people have joined a Facebook group pleading for the anonymous person to keep on living. According to Time magazine, the heart-wrenching letter was published over the weekend. It read: "I have lived in San Francisco since I was young ... I am illegal ... I am not wanted here. I don't belong anywhere. This summer I plan to jump off the Golden Gate." Readers of PostSecret, which is a blog that posts letters written by anonymous users, flooded the site with comments begging the person not to leap. One reader even wrote that he would hang copies of the comments along the Golden Gate Bridge. The Facebook group, dubbed, "Please Don't Jump," quickly formed, and people from across the world have joined in support.

This is a sobering story, but it's also a wonderful example of how a social-networking community can be used to create a real community.


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Wow, this news is wonderful. I love how people use the Internet for causes like this. I really hope the person who left the suicide note receives these messages. :)

I think that's one good thing about the Internet. I myself do not have a facebook acount, or a myspace or a twitter- - I always thought those sites were so unimportant and a waste of time. The only site I've ever been on that start communitites like these is LJ. But I didn't realize that facebook or myspace can be used for good causes.

Certainly true.
Internet can have many ways to promote different things.
Surely, almost everyone uses the internet so it is easier to promote such good causes. But sadly, this generation sometimes just always miss that.

You're absolutely right.

This generation just ignores the good causes that could come out of a computer, and 99.9% of the time they only use it for games, chatrooms, etc. There are other things that could be done on facebook and myspace other than adding and talking to friends about their private lives.

Uh-huh. Sometimes I wonder why we people always go do all those things when we can do all other things and it's for the good. Sigh.

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