Abraham Biggs,a 19 year old Florida man committed suicide live on his blog, after he posted online messages expressing his intentions.
The BBC: ‘Authorities say Abraham Biggs took an overdose of anti-depressive drugs. ‘
He posted messages online telling people he was going to kill himself and then started streaming live pictures from his home.
Reports say that some of viewers who logged in to watch began to encourage the teenager to commit suicide, others tried to dissuade him.
After several hours, when he had not moved some viewers finally notified the site’s moderator, who then called the police.
The boy’s sister said: "They got hits, they got viewers, nothing happened for hours."
The viewers thought that the young man is joking, encouraging the suicide by telling him that it was one less animal in the world.During the events, the website’s moderators were in total inactivity.
The New York Times:
‘The student, Abraham Biggs, 19, was enrolled at Broward College and suffered from what his family said was bipolar disorder. He killed himself in his father’s Pembroke Pines house; it was unclear how many people were watching. Mr. Biggs announced his plans to kill himself over a Web site for bodybuilders, the authorities said. Some users told investigators they did not take him seriously because he had threatened suicide on the site before.’