'Kill Your Darlings' Exposes the Ugliness of Online Death Threats

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Apr 9, 2013 • References: helloyoucreatives & lustik.tumblr
Internet-safety campaigns have gotten people to act out against virtual bullying and online death threats, but what most people don't know, or don't want to know, is that innocent-seeming teenage girls are behind some of the cruelest social media messages out there.

'Kill Your Darlings' by Hello You Creatives is a tech installation that showcases some of the meanest and most hateful tweets in comparison to the sweet and fun-loving pictures of the teenage girls who sent them. Humorously enough, one of the messages that this heart-shaped artwork imparts is that no matter how careful girls are about posting flattering images online, all of that is turned into ugliness with a single hurtful message.

This installation project exposes shocking culprits of some horrible online death threats. Stats for Cruel Teenage Tweeting Displays Trending: Older & Chilly
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Concept: Online Death Threats
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Segment: Females, 12-55
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