Originally posted by beboholic
so eraser and someone else mentioned how facebook sucks now. Am watching news right now and its saying that facebook is becoming less popular because of all these changes.
just wanted to share that.
Lensa, heard this news?:
Student suicide prompts debate over Facebook etiquette
Updated: September 21, 2011 11:12 IST
23-year-old Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, student
committing suicide after her boyfriend quietly dumped her by updating
his status on a social networking site, the need to discuss the minutiae
of Facebook break-up etiquette has become more pressing.
Of late, incidents of couples washing their dirty linen on social networking sites have risen.
case of Malini Murmu, a first year MBA student at the IIM-B, has only
gone on to prove that the growing trend of people rushing to update
their Facebook status immediately after a breakup, may prompt their
partners to take the extreme step.
According to relationship
experts and psychologists, even sordid tales of lost love are being made
public on these social networking sites, which is a disturbing trend.
Colleges and institutes
should come forward to tackle this virtual menace gripping their campus
and hold discussions with students: on whether one should delete
pictures of his ex after splitting up?
Is it OK to stop being
friends with your last girlfriend if you can't stop looking at her
profile? And is it ever ethical to change relationship status to single
without notifying the person you are dumping? Love gone awry
Malini had a fight with her boyfriend, she locked herself up in her
hostel room. On noticing her absence from class, her close friends went
to see what was wrong.
Despite knocking repeatedly at the door to her room, there was no response from her side.
by panic, the students informed the security guards who broke open the
door only to see her body hanging from the ceiling fan.
A case of
abetment to suicide was filed at the Mico Layout police station and the
investigations began. "She had not attended any classes that day and it
seems like a case of disappointment in love.
She had just
returned from Delhi and had a fight with her boy friend, a certain
person called Abhishek. In her suicide note, found on her laptop, Malini
mentioned that the boy had shouted at her and used foul language.
This seems to have prompted her to take the extreme step," said Police Inspector Mohan Kumar of Mico Layout police station.
investigating officer explained the reason behind the suicide. "Her
boyfriend also put up a status message on Facebook, stating: 'Feeling
super cool today. Dumped my new ex-girlfriend. Happy Independence Day.'
This embarrassment forced her to end her life. Her body has been handed
over to her parents and will be airlifted to Ranchi," said Sub-Inspector
Mirza Hali of Mico Layout police station.
however, has maintained a very discreet stand on the matter. "Malini
Murmu, 23, hailed from Jamshedpur and was found dead in her hostel room.
Malini came to IIM-B last June, having worked at Infosys after
completing her BTech from KIIT.
We have lost a bright young
person in the prime of her life. On behalf of the entire IIM-B
community, Professor Pankaj Chandra, director, has conveyed the deepest
distress on behalf of every member of the community to Malini's parents,
family and friends.
The Bangalore police are investigating what appears to be a case of suicide," said N Bringi Dev, head, Communication, IIM-B.
psychologists, conducting counselling sessions at schools and colleges
to avoid such incidents, say institutes have to change their attitude
towards such problems and be frank enough to discuss the matter with
students. "Cases of breakup through social networking sites are
increasing by the day in Bangalore.
With relationships starting
and ending on Facebook, youngsters do not realise that public
embarrassment often may drive people to kill themselves," said Rathna
Jain, a relationship psychologist.
Another psychologist said, "We
should teach them about break-up etiquette and how they can move on in
life and still stay friends on Facebook, sharing niceties on the social
And to help youngsters envision what a healthy
split might look like, they should be informed how several celebrity
couples managed amicable breakups.