Twitter provides insight on cardiac arrest
Researchers at University of Pennsylvania have performed two recent studies that look at how social media, Twitter in particular, “can be used to help save lives and disseminate information relating to cardiac arrest.” In an article from The Daily Pennsylvanian , one of the researchers explains that they wanted to look at Twitter to “monitor what’s happening or understand what’s happening in non-emergencies, so that when emergencies happen we can be better prepared to use the tool to provide up-to-date accurate information to people.”
One study looked at over 60,000 tweets relating to cardiac arrest, CPR, AEDs, and resuscitation over the span of one month. Only 25% of the tweets had “real information”, such as about real symptoms, locations about events, or articles. These tweets were categorized as either personal, information sharing, or related to news media.
A second study looked at questions being asked on Twitter about cardiac arrest. The researchers found that people tweet questions about CPR and proper procedures. In the future, they hope to look at what happens when they send information back to the people asking questions.
Another Chris Brown tirade
Last Thursday, Chris Brown had another one of those meltdowns he’s become so famous for. After someone tweeted about his assault on ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 (super touchy subject for him), he went on a profanity-filled tirade ending with a vow for the AMA’s: “I wake up thinking of living my life….. YOU wake up thinking of me! NOW I REALLY CANT WAIT FOR THE AMA’s! u dont have to respect me now… but u will.” After his rant, he deleted his entire timeline, which now only has 2 tweets.
This incident is one in a long list of Twitter fights Brown has gotten himself into. Earlier this year, he got into it with B2K’s Raz B, Tyler the Creator, and Odd Future’s Frank Ocean. The “best of” the most recent episode of this series can be found here.
Simon Cowell has a new medium for insults
That’s right, Simon Cowell is on Twitter, and it didn’t even take 24 hours for him to get into his first Twitter fight. After tweeting “I love being on Twitter. Thank you for allowing me to beat the other three judges in the popularity poll. Paula looked like she’d sucked on a lemon.”
Piers Morgan, who used to work with Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent, responded “Save your breath Simon. Nobody’s watching X Factor. My show’s about to start.” To this, Cowell simply said “Look up the word ‘deluded’ in your dictionary.” At this point, Morgan pointed out that Cowell isn’t as popular as he thinks, with Morgan having over 1 million followers more than Cowell. But Cowell is apparently on a mission to have the highest follower count.
At least another judge from X Factor USA is on Twitter. After all, the show does have a partnership with Twitter.