How about "how much it weighed on them that they had made life more stressful, harder, worse, by a small fraction for so many people, when they could have made it a small fraction better"? Because having it weigh on them that everyone hated them is still them feeling sorry for themselves....
And the deaths . . . hmm, it would have nice resonance to have the death method be something that's incremental, with the ending triggered by something that's usually shrugged off as annoying but not really terrible by most people.
Maybe title it "It's The Little Things" or something that catches the flavor of that.
I like the feel of this... how similar are the deaths, do you think? I mean, if we already have this whole public confession / suicide thing going on, are the deaths uniform, or are they linked to whatever annoying thing they did?
Oh, I like this. Maybe not all of them (see above) but...
So what is the mythology? What is the manifestation? I mean, we have an idea of the motivation, but how is the suicide proxied?
I'm feeling kind of enamored of the idea that the gamma met all these folks on the internet, so there isn't an immediate geographical link. And to make it an interesting story, the deaths probably shouldn't be too similar - but maybe Chaz is aware of a couple of them, and then one makes it onto youtube and the pattern starts forming in his head?
So what is the contact between the gamma and the victims? I mean, it really shouldn't be email. Web chat? (Chatroulette?)