Saturday, June 19, 2010

Was this the dumbest most disgusting use of Twitter ever?

SHOOT: I think using twitter to announce you're going to commit suicide is even dumber.
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Mashable, a site that covers social media, asked if it was necessary for Shurtleff to be tweeting right before Gardner was shot to death. A number of Twitter users were similarly put off, with one writing that Shurtleff's tweet "will probably go down in history as the dumbest most disgusting use of Twitter ever."


Shurtleff's next tweet announced: "We will be streaming live my press conference as soon as I'm told Gardner is dead. Watch it at"

['The silence was deafening': A first-person eyewitness account of the execution]

Well, not in most of the country. Execution by firing squad was actually banned in Utah in 2004, but the law wasn't retroactive, meaning that Gardner — who was already on death row — could still choose to be executed by gunshot. Oklahoma is the only other state that allows that method of execution.  

Gilmore's final words before the shots were fired — "Let's do it" — have appeared numerous times in popular culture
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