Earlier this week, Slate published an article entitled, “Diver’s Cemetery: The Blue Hole of Dahab.” The article details the story of Yuri Lipski, a Russian diver who lost his life in Egypt’s infamously dangerous “Blue Hole” sinkhole in April 2000. When Lipski’s body was retrieved, it was discovered that a helmet camera he was wearing during the dive captured his last minutes. And thanks to YouTube, this footage has been viewed over 8 million times around the world.
Since the inception of online networking it has become inevitable that when people die the information that they put on the internet will not. A virtual online graveyard has been accumulating since the beginning of social networking and is only growing larger.