Has Twitter just witnessed its first tweeted suicide? That’s the pretty awful possibility raised by the case of a user named Sophie Sykes, whose tweets this evening suggest she jumped from somewhere.
About five hours ago, Sykes tweeted “I’m right by the edge” and then “I’m gonna fall”. She hasn’t tweeted since. There doesn’t seem to have been any independent confirmation of her fate, and many people are – quite rightly – pretty suspicious aand sceptical (see comments section below). But reading her recent timeline, it’s pretty chilling.
Many people are already suggesting that Sykes killed herself because of bullying. The full story, if there is one, will likely take time to come out. Sykes seems to be a fan of band The Wanted. Some people seem to be convinced that the whole thing is a hoax. The creepy thing about Twitter is, there’s no way of telling for sure.