#RizzNews: Should You Drive Someone to the Hospital, or Wait for An Ambulance? Facebook's Insane New Plan to Stop Revenge Porn Is . . . Having You Preemptively Give Them Your Nude Photos? Twitter Has Officially Rolled Out 280-Character Tweets to Everyone
Should You Drive Someone to the Hospital, or Wait for An Ambulance?
If someone needs to get to a hospital, is it better to drive them yourself, or wait for an ambulance? A recent study looked into it, and it depends on the emergency . . .
If it's something like a heart attack, then waiting for an ambulance is probably better because you can give them CPR while you wait. And they'll get CPR on the way.
It also makes sense with something like a neck injury, because you don't want to move them. Keep them still and wait for paramedics so you don't make things worse.
But the study did find two types of injures where it doesn't make sense to wait. If someone's been STABBED or SHOT, you should drive them to the hospital yourself.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that gunshot victims are 55% more likely to survive if someone drives them to the hospital instead of waiting for an ambulance. And stabbing victims are 68% more likely to survive.
They think it's because EMTs can't do much to treat "penetrating" injuries like that. You just need to get to a hospital. And you'll usually get there faster if someone drives you.
Obviously most of us will never have to deal with an injury like that. But the same thing could also apply to any sort of accident where there's a major "penetrating" injury. If moving the person won't put them at risk, then driving them might be the way to go.
Facebook's Insane New Plan to Stop Revenge Porn Is . . . Having You Preemptively Give Them Your Nude Photos?
Facebook has come up with a CRAZY new plan to stop people from using their network to spread revenge porn. And all it'll take to work is for everyone to have a deep, deep trust that Facebook respects our privacy. Um . . .
Their plan to prevent revenge porn is . . . having you preemptively GIVE FACEBOOK your nude photos.
You'd upload all of the nude pictures on your phone to Facebook. Those would be analyzed, and turned into something like a digital fingerprint. Then Facebook swears they'd delete the photos themselves.
But they still have that "fingerprint." So if someone else tries to upload one of those nude photos, Facebook will recognize it and prevent the person from sharing it.
Right now they're testing out this new system with a small group of people in Australia. There's no word on when it might go worldwide.
Twitter Has Officially Rolled Out 280-Character Tweets to Everyone
Twitter is going to look a LOT different from this point forward. No, no, they haven't gotten rid of the racists and trolls and Russian bots . . . that's their bread and butter. It's going to look different because everyone can now tweet LONGER stuff.
A little over a month ago, Twitter gave some users the chance to use 280 characters in their tweets instead of the normal 140. And I guess they liked how the test went, because yesterday, they rolled out that longer limit to EVERYONE.
Just THINK of how many more racial slurs or spam keywords people can fit into their tweets now. Thanks, Twitter!