De@th on the Web
Social networking is the 21st century phenomenon, with millions across the globe using it to stay in touch, make new friends and spark new relationships. But what happens when things go wrong - when it's exposed to jealousy, deceit and rage?
De@th On The Web takes an in-depth look at cases where social networking, emails and status updates have lead to murder. Unravel the dark and dangerous undercurrent of social networking...
De@th By Email
By day 47 year old William Melchert-Dinkel worked as a state-registered nurse in St. Paul, Minnesota. By night he trawled internet chat rooms, befriending vulnerable people and encouraging them to kill themselves. This documentary chronicles Melchert-Dinkel’s Internet reign of terror, and the investigation that brought him to justice.
One of his victims was Mark Drybrough, a 32 year old IT technician from Coventry. In the summer of 2005, Mark was off work with depression, and spending whole days on his bedroom computer. He'd struck up a friendship with a Chinese American girl, Li Dao, who seemed to understand his problems, even share his pain. Mark thought he'd found a kindred spirit ... but Li Dao didn't exist.
Murder On The Social Network
Murder On The Social Network highlights a number of disturbing cases, which demonstrate that there is a dark side to social networking, which can end in murder. From secret affairs and jealous ex-partners to deviant cyber-stalkers, the online world can be a lethal tool for those who choose to abuse it. With stories of broken marriages and bitter feuds, we lift the lid on how Internet relationships can spiral out of control.
Married, Single, Dead
This disturbing film reveals the alarming emergence of cases in which women have been killed by their ex-partners after changing their relationship status from "married" to "single" on the biggest social networking site of them all – Facebook.
Married, Single, Dead focuses on the story of Hayley Jones, a mother-of-four from Wales killed by her long-term partner after announcing their separation on Facebook. With the help of a leading criminal psychologist, and powerful testimony from family members and friends, ‘Married, Single Dead’ examines the chilling reality of murders that are linked to social networking.