Is nothing sacred anymore? According to WCBS, an EMT has been arrested for posting a photo of a corpse on his facebook page. He took a photo with his cellphone. Do I really need to say anything else? Whatever happened to being professional? I mean, did he sit there and think, "Ooh, cool. I should post this on Facebook!" If so, that's some distance to your subject, alright.
I love Facebook. Okay, love may be too strong a word. I like Facebook. I like being able to keep in touch with long-lost friends in a very low-key, low-maintenance kind of way. But I do wonder if the Facebook age is sculpting us into a society that lives self-consciously, aware that anything that happens would make a great Facebook/Twitter status update, a killer Youtube video, an—ahem—interesting blog post.
I'm sure this is all a long time coming. Reality TV certainly amped up the stakes. (One could argue that we've been living self-consciously since someone came up with the idea of noting what they did in diaries and, later, writing a memoir.)
Whatever it is, it's messed up. By the way, the EMT faces up to a year in prison. Harsh or not?
(Photo from Socialapp.)