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Facebook use blamed for woman's fall: Don't post and walk?

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Facebook predators may be responsible for scams against its users, but since when does Facebook use get blamed for a woman falling into icy water? Since a tourist in Melbourne plunged into an icy body of water due to being so distracted while on the social media site.

MSN News reported on Dec. 18 that the tourist wasn't able to swim to safety after her initial plunge, so she chose to float on her back as she awaited help.

Surprisingly, she still had her mobile phone in her hand when she hit the water and began floating. The Victoria State Police Constable Dean Kelly said she was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, and he hopes that "if you are anywhere near the water" in Melbourne you will pay attention while still trying to use Facebook or other social sites with your mobile device.

Some people get so distracted responding to family and friends with their mobile phones they don't pay attention to what they are doing or even who is talking to them. But there are many more dangers you can face other than falling into cold water or walking off a pier when using FB or any of the other social sites consuming people's attention. Most likely scenarios include getting into a serious automobile wreck, where your actions and lack of attention can harm an innocent driver.

Georgia is one of the state's that enacted a law against texting while driving. And that includes Facebook posts, of course, and any games you may play on the site as well.



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