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And this...
« on: November 17, 2010, 08:34:29 pm »
Is why we'll never have nice things.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20101117/sc_yblog_thelookout/if-the-science-guy-passes-out-and-nobody-tweets-it-did-it-happen


We live in a time where who posts it on the internet first takes precedence over helping someone?  Or in the case of the man who was shot, possibly saving their life instead of getting a better shot of the blood pool?

GOOD TIMES!!!  :horrormirth:


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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2010, 08:42:03 pm »
WTF
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2010, 08:43:44 pm »
 :facepalm:
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2010, 08:44:16 pm »
Guy bleeding to death in front of me lol #gangstabbing
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2010, 08:45:19 pm »
Wow.  I am going to delete my twitter account right now.
“Soon all of us will have special names” — Professor Brian O’Blivion

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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 09:21:04 pm »
I love Bill Nye! :(

For the record, in the olden days before cell phones, people still didn't do anything. They just sat there stunned, and maybe whispered to each other.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 09:23:13 pm »
For the record, in the olden days before cell phones, people still didn't do anything. They just sat there stunned, and maybe whispered to each other.

totally

twitter isn't to blame here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_responsibility


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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2010, 09:33:30 pm »
For the record, in the olden days before cell phones, people still didn't do anything. They just sat there stunned, and maybe whispered to each other.

totally

twitter isn't to blame here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_responsibility



Exactly.

The "Kids These Days Are So Terrible" meme rears it's ugly head again.
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2010, 09:40:45 pm »
Well if I can't go off half-cocked and overreact, what else would I have left in life?
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"Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns." — Bob Dylan?

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes" — Walt Whitman

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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2010, 09:42:16 pm »
Well if I can't go off half-cocked and overreact, what else would I have left in life?

Well, your Twitter account for starters.

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« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2010, 09:44:41 pm »
For the record, in the olden days before cell phones, people still didn't do anything. They just sat there stunned, and maybe whispered to each other.

totally

twitter isn't to blame here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion_of_responsibility



Also, I don't think that because there's a name for the phenomena means that these people should feel morally just for their actions.  A lot of people probably thought that someone else was going to call the cops to help Kitty Genovese, but all it would have taken was ONE.  Same with Bill Nye here.

Certainly Twitter itself is not to blame here, but a lot of the mindset of Twitter is.  Remember, these people didn't just sit there in stunned silence, they TWEETED about it.  There is some form of spectator sport in that, and I would rather distance myself from it, before I see some indication of that in myself.
“Soon all of us will have special names” — Professor Brian O’Blivion

"Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns." — Bob Dylan?

"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes" — Walt Whitman

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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2010, 09:46:42 pm »
You're better off making a conscious effort to not act like a bystander.  That's what I do.

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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2010, 09:48:52 pm »
You're better off making a conscious effort to not act like a bystander.  That's what I do.

I intend to.  I already found Twitter to be a less entertaining form of masturbation, but now I can't help but feel slimy when I think about it.  It was horrendous during our recent election in Toronto.  This is just the capper.
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2010, 09:49:01 pm »
Yup.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2010, 09:49:57 pm »
I've never had a Twitter account. Didn't see any point in having one. Don't really see the point of Twitter at all, actually.
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