A woman in Taiwan committed suicide while chatting with friends on Facebook. She inhaled toxic fumes and killed and no one from her neighbor who reported the incident to police.
Claire Lin (31) committed suicide right on her birthday, March 18 last. Her family did report the incident to police shortly after her death but did not realize that she died while communicating via Facebook.
From her Facebook account that Lin was seen talking with nine of her friends. She even told them that her breathing began to tighten. In a photo uploaded to Facebook are also looking to burn charcoal in addition to the two stuffed animals.
Another photo shows a room filled with smoke.
One of her friends who were talking with her on Facebook had begged her to put the fire out.
“Calm down, open the window, remove the charcoal it through the window, please, please,” wrote a friend named Chung Hsin.
“The smoke makes my breath catch. Make my eyes watery. Do not reply again,” said Lin.”
Before dying she had time to write again on her Facebook account.
“It’s too late. My room was filled with smoke. I just upload a photo of another. Even when I’m dying, I still want to FB (Facebook). It must be FB poison. Ha..ha..ha,” read a recent article on Lin’s Facebook.
Based on the number of its news in the social networking, Lin seemed disappointed that her Boyfriend ignored her on the right on her birthday.
Nevertheless, it is also her lover who found her body the next day, which then informed the incident to her family.
Hsieh said he regretted that none of her friends called police to help her during the 67-minute episode, but he added it may have been difficult for them to know her whereabouts because of the nature of social media.
“It could be true that it would be hard to track down a Facebook friend without her address or phone contact,” Chen said.
Chai Ben-rei, a sociologist at Taiwan’s Feng Chia University, said the incident reflected social isolation in the Internet age.
“People may have doubts about what they see on the Internet because of its virtual nature, and fail to take action on it,” he said. Ironic ???