It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
A woman in Taiwan killed herself by inhaling poisonous fumes while chatting with friends on Facebook and none of them alerted authorities, police said Tuesday.
Claire Lin killed herself on her 31st birthday, March 18, and family members who reported her suicide were unaware of the Facebook conversations that accompanied it, Taipei police officer Hsieh Ku-ming said.
Lin's last Facebook entries show her chatting with nine friends, alerting them to her gradual asphyxiation. One picture uploaded from her mobile phone depicts a charcoal barbecue burning next to two stuffed animals. Another shows the room filled with fumes.
One friend identified as Chung Hsin, told Lin, "Be calm, open the window, put out the charcoal fire, please, I beg you."
Lin replied: "The fumes are suffocating. They fill my eyes with tears. Don't write me anymore."
Lin's last words, in Chinese, were: "Too late. My room is filled with fumes. I just posted another picture. Even while I'm dying, I still want FB (Facebook). Must be FB poison. Haha."
Originally posted by slanteye
reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
Yes Asians are addicted to the Internet. I am one of them. Its not like we do not have any other activities here in Asia..well in fact we have lots of activities. There are malls where we can hang out, enjoy good food and book stores where you can sit and browse magazines or paperbacks without anyone to bother you the whole day through. Asians are not so much into physical activities so the Internet with its wealth of informations is a very good and beneficial alternative. The Internet is the window to the world with so many interesting things to digest...man you can go on and on. We have beaches here but Asians do not like the sun, are not into wind surfing, skiing or snorkeling. Asians also tend to keep to themselves so the computer is their best friend.