Skip to comments.If the Science Guy passes out and nobody tweets it, did it happen?
Posted on 11/17/2010 6:30:52 PM PST by Nachum
Last night in front of an audience of hundreds at a presentation at the University of Southern California, TV personality Bill Nye popularly known as the "Science Guy" collapsed midsentence as he walked toward a podium. Early indications are that Nye is OK, but what's odd about the incident isn't so much Nye's slight health setback as the crowd's reaction. Or, more precisely, its nonreaction, according to several accounts.
It appears that the students in attendance, rather than getting up from their seats to rush to Nye's aid, instead pulled out their mobile devices to post information about Nye's loss of consciousness.
Alastair Fairbanks, a USC senior in attendance for Nye's presentation, told the Los Angeles Times that "nobody went to his aid at the very beginning when he first collapsed that just perplexed me beyond reason." The student added, "Instead, I saw students texting and updating their Twitter statuses. It was just all a very bizarre evening."
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Seems to contradict the headline that 'nobody tweeted'
I think the idea is that it was such an important event that it had to be tweeted to bring it into reality. Then, the event duly documented, they could go to his aid.
It’s NOT Lupis!
I agree. The cellphone is changing us, and not always in good ways.
My guess, as a long time CPR trained regular normal standard person, is that if someone collapses in front of you then you call 911 immediately! Twitter can wait, as well as anything else such as FR posting or even Yahoo! /laughs
Although given that this particular Science Guy collapse thingie happened in California then most likely the SG just smoked a bit too much dope in celebratory anticipation of legalization and had "Funk 49" running thru his skull at the same time .......
To me, he always had that anorexic look about him. Lots of TV people are like that.
It appears that the students in attendance, rather than getting up from their seats to rush to Nye’s aid, instead pulled out their mobile devices to post information about Nye’s loss of consciousness.
This is what is wrong with a narcissistic (non-Christian/Judeo) eithically based society..
Twitter just feeds it..and not I don’t want to know what trick your dog did last night!