The resulting six-minute video The video became a cultural sensation in Hong Kong, inspiring vigorous debate and discussion on lifestyle, etiquette, civic awareness and media ethics within the city, eventually attracting the attention of the media around the world.
A 17-year-old student from Guangdong has been arrested after allegedly organising a chat room group that disseminated messages on the “Blue Whale” suicide game.
According to US-backed Radio Free Europe, the Blue Whale Challenge is a “game” where teenage participants are ordered to perform one task every day – usually involving self-harm – ending with their suicides after 50 days.
In the early hours of May 12, Xu was detained on suspicion of “spreading extremism.” The Zhanjiang police confirmed his detention on its We Chat public account on Tuesday.
According to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China, the dissemination of terrorist or extremist materials is punishable by a prison term of less than five years in minor cases.
The high school student told Zhanjiang police that he was invited into a chat group named “Blue Whale suicide game” on May 9.
He said he left the group after viewing materials related to the trend for around 10 minutes.
Users can have virtual face-to-face chats and text each other simultaneously, and there's no voice to get in the way of the messaging.
It should be very useful for people in business or classroom situations, or in noisy places, such as sporting events. advertising and Web services giant made the app available in the Hong Kong i Tunes App Store, under the listing Yahoo Livetext Video Messenger.
The older man later claimed that when he was tapped on the shoulder, he was under stress from an argument with his girlfriend and was calling the Samaritans.
However, the younger man said that he was in fact merely chatting with friends.
Another indicator that video and messaging continue to be increasingly important developmental factors in new-gen IT came to the fore July 17, when Yahoo quietly soft-launched a new version of its free Messenger mobile app that provides video behind texting.