Teen’s final message predicted fatal mistake: A US teen’s final message to a friend still haunts her parents.
“I can’t discuss this now. Driving and facebooking is not safe! Hahaha,” wrote Taylor Sauer moments before she slammed into a tanker truck on an Idaho highway. The 18-year-old, travelling at more than 130km/h, was killed instantly and police later found no sign she applied her brakes before the crash.
Ms Sauer was making a late-night, four-hour drive from Utah State University in Logan to her parents’ house in Caldwell, Idaho on January 12. She was using her phone to pass the time, messaging a friend on Facebook. Phone records later showed she was posting something on Facebook every 90 seconds during her drive.
“I think she was probably [texting] to stay awake, she was probably tired,” Taylor’s father Clay Sauer told the US Today program.
BUT IS THAT REALLY TRUE??
This article got me thinking about the girls in class on Monday (week 1) talking about their obsession with Facebook, saying how they can’t live without it and how it’s a central aspect of their world.
So for my routine I’ve decided to make Facebook the center of my world and try to investigate the Facebook craze, and our generation’s obsession with documenting their lives?
A study conducted by UNESCO Institute of Statistics found that people between the ages of 15-25 update their status (on average) 15 times a day.
In 3 weeks that’s over 300 status updates…OMG!!