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Hansenaz
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Instagram and fatalities

Post by Hansenaz » Aug 16 2018 8:56 am

I've seen various comments on this site about social media publicizing cool outdoors places, which then attracts the masses - sometimes with bad results. I just read this article which shows an interesting example of it.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/nyre ... agram.html

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Re: Instagram and fatalities

Post by chumley » Aug 16 2018 10:38 am

“The unfortunate thing is, with those pictures, there’s nothing informing people that you could get seriously hurt here, too.”
I've been of the opinion for a while that the downside of the information age is that all that information rarely includes context. Information in a vacuum can be quite dangerous. It's not just limited to Instagram photos and nature either.

Interesting article though.
(Nice of the NYT to keep this one in front of the paywall)
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Re: Instagram and fatalities

Post by sidhayes » Aug 16 2018 11:14 am

Will not be visiting. One photograph was enough.

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Re: Instagram and fatalities

Post by Hansenaz » Aug 16 2018 11:52 am

@sidhayes
To me it looks like a great place to go if it wasn't getting the publicity and crowds....

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Re: Instagram and fatalities

Post by DbleDutch » Aug 16 2018 4:00 pm

Sounds a lot like our own Fossil Springs area. Loved to death.

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