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How bystanders documented a suicide with a flood of tweets and images

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On February 16th, 2010, Dylan Yount stood on a ledge outside his San Francisco apartment and jumped to his death. Bystanders covered the tragedy in real time across a variety of social media networks, and SF Weekly News has taken a look back at that very unique depiction of the event. While it can never be known what drove Yount to suicide — or if the callous taunts rising from the onlookers below played a part — his death will forever be remembered online.