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An individual who can't wait to talk about personal or widespread tragedy. In the old days, this was the town gossip who called everyone ASAP to spread the bad news. In the digital era, it can include using social media (status updates, tweets, etc.) to be the first to comment on bad news. Often done under the auspices of being concerned or "united", but invariably comes off as just being morbid, showboating douchebag/douchbaguette.
Joe: Did you see her tweets about the funeral this morning?

Dave: Yeah. What a tragedy beacon.
by GrumpusIncognito May 22, 2009

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