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I am not sure I see the logic in your point that a “moment of silence” indicates a lack of caring or awareness. Your argument suggests that such twitter users maintain a RESPONSIBILITY to address such losses. They do not, nor should they maintain such responsibility, especially when it requires them to fashion comments for the sake of their followers (lest they are deemed as “lacking care or awareness”). It is not a REQUIREMENT as such to comment on the death of people, nor should it be, the alternative is vanity. This is precisely Gabe’s point, that this particular form of overshare is beholden to the artifice of “responsibility” to comment on such things, which “chatter” of such nature only verifies and perpetuates, and falsely at that.
As for Videogum being no place to discuss the elimination of internet chatter… I would contend that never has any other blog encouraged me to go paint or exercise, or to get out of the house and enjoy the fleeting sunshine before Cilian Murphy fails (OR NOT FAILS THE CHOICE IS YOURS) to save it…