A short burst of misanthropy

You know, when a LiveJournal user attempted suicide live on webcam, I was fairly sure LJ would get lots of (unwelcome) publicity from the story. I expected to see it on WIRED news, and cited as an example of the evil (or value) of the Internet in paper publications of all kinds.

But no. It seems that merely committing suicide live on webcam isn’t enough to engage the attention of a jaded public these days. “Webcam suicide? That’s, like, so 1999.” Apparently to get publicity these days you need to drown five children in a bathtub. Now there’s an idea for a reality TV series.