A Time to Tweet and a Time to Refrain from Tweeting

Bill Nye, the Science Guy, was giving a presentation at the University of Southern California yesterday afternoon when he collapsed.  The good news is that the “Science Guy” is OK.  The bad news is the reaction of the crowd.

Instead of rushing to his aid, the first reaction of the crowd was to take out their phones and tweet, text, or do some other social media posting.

Doing nothing is a common reaction during emergencies.  The first thing taught in first aid training is how to decide how to go into action.  However, I don’t think posting that someone has collapsed is ever the proper first response.

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2 Responses to “A Time to Tweet and a Time to Refrain from Tweeting”

  1. CALIFORNIA GIRL :o) Says:

    Sadly, but true, this is what the world has come to with all the technology.

  2. Doug Beecher Says:

    Charity never faileth but we too often fail charity. I wonder how many of the tweeters will someday wish someone would be there to help them when it is their turn to need help. So, so sad.

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