On one side you have normal people, who hate addicts and wish they’d all hurry up and die. On the other side you have the addicts themselves, who wish exactly the same thing.

While the story ended happily by announcing the young man’s 12-month sobriety I found myself disgusted when the clip ended with a plug for NBC’s website and a call to action asking viewers to tweet and tag them at #heroininamerica.

The main objective of social networks is for people to connect with others whether it be family, friends, or strangers through posts, videos, pictures, etc. However, an ongoing trend that began during Facebook’s prime is the increase in the amount of attention whores on these sites who crave to be noticed and socially validated.


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