As paramedics attempted to revive her son Bryson after he was found floating face down in a swimming pool, Shellie Ross sent out a message on Twitter , asking her followers: "Please pray like never before, my 2 yr old fell in the pool."You can follow this detached technophobe on Twitter.
Five hours later, when her son was pronounced dead, she again took to the Twitter site to update her 5,000 followers.
"Remembering my million dollar baby," she wrote.
Moments later, she posted a photo of her son on the site.
Her use of Twitter as her son lay dying provoked outrage among the blogging community in the US.
Police in Florida said they were aware of the "tweets" and would be looking into them as part of their investigation into the drowning....
Thursday, December 17, 2009
My jaw dropped. No new words needed, here's an extract of what I just read on the Telegraph: