Tag Archives: Health

Missing YouTuber Etika’s belongings found alongside bridge

Police have reportedly been searching for Etika, whose real name is Daniel Desmond Amofah, ever since he went missing on Wednesday night. The police were canvassing the bridge on Wednesday, the same day he was last heard from, and found several of his belongings: Etika’s wallet, his New York State driver’s license, other cards, his cellphone, and Nintendo Switch. Police also found what they presume to be his laptop bag, which contained a pair of boxers, a shirt, shorts, and headphones. – Eilish O’Sullivan, The Daily Dot » http://bit.ly/31MRREp

An Indian mental health clinic is treating its first Netflix addict

Last week, the Service for Healthy Use of Technology (SHUT) clinic at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore, India, treated a 26-year-old man who said he had been addicted to Netflix for more than six months. His compulsive habit caused fatigue, eye strain, and irregular sleeping cycles. – Ivan Mehta, The Next Web https://ift.tt/2zXDW2k

A suicide streamed live exposes Facebook’s thin line between violence and public service

The decision to pull down a video isn’t one Facebook takes lightly. The social network’s policy is to not remove any user content, as long as the value of public discourse outweighs the discomfort caused by said content. And while Facebook explicitly forbids content that celebrates or glorifies violence, a succession of graphic images, videos, and live videos posted to the site have exposed the ambiguity of those rules. In 2014, for example, Facebook refused to take down a US marine’s self-harm images, despite pleas from his family, citing the distinction in its community guidelines between a person sharing their own self-harm as opposed to someone sharing another person’s self-harm. After public outcry, the site later relented. – Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz http://ift.tt/2jODCuU

Mission 360 is a VOD platform for yoga, meditation, fitness classes

The model is similar to Classpass, in that users get unlimited access to Mission 360’s entire store of videos for a flat monthly fee of $35. […] Beyond the pre-recorded video classes, users can also set up individual one-on-one virtual courses with trained coaches and professionals for anywhere between $30 and $250, depending on the experience of your coach and the length of your session. – Jordan Crook, TechCrunch