With recent tragedies of the Boston Marathon bombing, Texas fertilizer plant explosion, the Bangladesh building collapse, the Trayvon Martin shooting and the immense amount of media coverage and social media chatter for each brings to mind past tragedies that would also have been trending on social media for days, weeks, months or even years. Some events would have been particularly difficult to witness and we should all be glad social media was not around to document them ad nauseum.
Certain topics such as war, natural disasters, serial killers and terrorist plots fascinate us in the worst possible way. The need to know far overwhelms our disgust with the death and dismemberment they cause.
Knowing how hard it is to avoid these things on social media today, there are certain events that no one should want to view across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the various other social media platforms. Those amateur videos and pictures would give even more detail than anyone could ever want to see; every gruesome detail and every horrific picture. The worst part would be the opposing sides trying to out hate each other and possibly sparking more violence.
Take a look at the list for some of the worst events in history to be glad social media wasn’t around for.