Facebook Status Messages and Twitter Tweets Now Matter

facebookNow that I have a semblance of closure with regards to Martin Streek's suicide, I want to briefly revisit one of the details surrounding his death that has irrecoverably changed social media in my eyes.

Just before taking his own life, Martin left a suicide note for family, friends and fans in the form of a Facebook status message. Here's what he wrote.

So...I guess that's it...thanks everyone...I'm sorry to those I should be sorry to, I love you to those that I love, and I will see you all again soon (not too soon though)... Let the stories begin.

That final act gives Facebook status messages and Twitter tweets a great deal more weight. Here's a recent tweet from @jkozuch.

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@madfatter was quick to point out how such words could now be misconstrued.

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Your Facebook status messages and Twitter tweets now matter.


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James Edgar

While nothing I've ever posted has anything like the signifigance Of Martins post mine often mean something .I don't like much fluff.

July 21, 2009 @ 4:52 PM

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