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Web2 0 Suicide: The Luxury of the 21st Century

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Web2.0 Suicide: The Luxury of the 21st Century


Author: Isabel Eva Bohrer

Date: April 15, 2011

Link: https://www.digitalethics.org/essays/web20-suicide-luxury-21st-century


First Impression: The essay probably talks about how web2.0 suicide can be good for someone who want to get out the world of the internet and enjoy his/her life.


Quote: “To some people, yes, Facebook can be seen as something similar to a drug (…) Some people have structured their whole life around it and spend all their waking hours on the site.”



Social media is being used as a tool for identification, so it is like a requirement for your job, school, communication, etc. It is now a basic need, some people can’t even leave their phone for a second because of the live updates on his account. Whether it is through likes and comments, these interactions are what make us stick to social media like a magnet. It is good how, with the use of social media, we are instantly updated with each other's lives and what is happening around our area. The problem with this is that we get too indulged in social media to the point that we become unproductive with our lives and just scroll through social media and see what it has to offer. When some people realize that social media is just a waste of their time, they stop, reflect on their lives, thinking of how they ended up in that position, and try to be productive again. Web2.0 Suicide is suitable for these kinds of people so that they won't be bothered by the internet ever again. No more distraction. They can enjoy life as it is and not worry about things like what their friends are doing, etc.


5 Things I Learned

  1. Web 2.0 Suicide is for people who want to take a break from the internet.

  2. Web2.0 Suicide is a service used for people who are tired of using specific websites such as Twitter and MySpace, committing digital suicide.

  3. Today, socializing on a virtual level has become a standard.

  4. It is up to the users to decide on how they use social media.

  5. Once Web2.0 Suicide is used, it leaves a message on all platforms saying that you “commited suicide.”

5 Integrative Questions

  1. Since we are moving to a more technologically advanced world, for who is Web2.0 Sucide used for?

  2. Can a person live a month without social media?

  3. When is the best time for us Web2.0 Suicide?

  4. How can we be more productive with the use of social media?

  5. How are we so sure that Web2.0 Suicide really removes you out of the internet?

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