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A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after she walked off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone. Authorities said the woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne and was too busy looking at her Facebook page to notice she was near the edge of the pier. Fortunately, a bystander saw the woman fall, and called for help. Police found her floating on her back about 65 from the pier. She told police that she was floating because she couldn’t swim. Senior Constable Dean Kelly of the state water police said she still had her phone in her hand. Kelly added, ”With Facebook, or social media in general as far as we’re concerned, if you’re anywhere near the water just pay attention, especially if you can’t swim.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier,, Accessed December 18, 2013.

Mark 4:19 (NASB) but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

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