"Honestly, I'm not mad at anybody and I don't blame anybody," [said] Seja, who suffered a leg injury ... "It's all affected by social media. That's what life is now. And it's going to advance more and more. That what it's going to be about."
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
#214 / Should Social Media Take The Blame?
An Associated Press / ABC news story, datelined July 26, 2017, caught my eye. Obdulia Sanchez, pictured above, was "live-streaming" on Instagram while driving her car. Sanchez was about seventy-five miles northwest of Fresno, near Los Banos, when she lost control, and crashed the car. Her sister, one of the passengers, died. Another passenger, Manuela Seja, promptly said that she did not blame the driver:
I have noted, before, that any real and genuine politics cannot be accomplished on "social media." Real connections, with real people, are necessary.
It is not true, Manuela, that social media is "what life is...."
A tragic way to learn this lesson!