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Monday, February 13, 2006

Text Messages popular for suicide, cause deaths

Creepy, huh? Apparently the new way to send your suicide note along is with text messaging, as people increasingly turn to cell phones to make their final note to the world. Even more creepy?

Irish Association of Suicidology secretary Dr John Connolly said research had shown that motor fatalities increased the week after a suicide story. He said the more publicity the suicides received, the more motor fatalities increased just afterwards. The increase was greatest in the areas where the suicide was most heavily publicised."
-- Text messaging becoming a common form of suicide note

Yikes. Maybe cell phones are creating manchurian middle aged businessmen!

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