Written by MonkeyInTheBath

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Topics: Death, Facebook

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A 12 year old boy from Seoul, South Korea, has died after updating his Facebook status continuously for 50 hours.

He appears to have been caught in a cycle of infinite self-description, which also killed a Wyoming man last month. This happens when someone updates their Facebook or Twitter status so often with what they are doing that they begin to describe the fact that they are updating their status.

At first they might ironically post "I am updating my Facebook status" which may seem harmless enough, but for serious addicts this is a dangerous step towards terminal insanity.

In olden days some people would shout loudly in public about how they were feeling, and describe every insignificant activity they took part in to anyone foolish enough to listen. These people were called 'lunatics', and would usually be locked up or just killed for being so annoying. But the Internet provides an outlet for these attention-seeking freaks, allowing them the chance to comment on everything and anything they think of, regardless of whether anyone is paying attention or not.

If someone you know is suffering from Facebook or Twitter addiction, or the lesser known but equally deadly cousin, spoof news article addiction, contact your nearest asylum at once.

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