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Why Do We Like To Share Tragedy?

As this post (http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/06/are-we-helping/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=Google+UK) mentions, many people tend to share information about tragic events like accidents, bombings, tsunamis, etc and the question is "why"?

Is it just to inform others? Is it to express our sympathy or solidarity?

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    Jul 13 2013: waiting for the "left shoe to fall" is far more easier and takes little faith to believe than " that it all works out in the end". we share tragedy to say, I knew it, I told you so. life is a battle we are all victim to and we have little hope of wining. The eternal pessimist.

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