What Would You REALLY Do?

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

What would you do, if, while eating at a restaurant, you overheard a waiter ask a family to leave because instead of having a father and mother the two children had two lesbian mothers?

This is one of the questions that the most recent episode of “What Would You Do?”, the ABC News social experiment, tried to answer. And it turns out the answer, except in two extraordinary cases, was nothing. The average person would do nothing if they saw a family consisting of two lesbian mothers discriminated against, mostly because they didn’t think it was “their place” or didn’t want “to get involved.”

What if we changed things up? What if the family, instead of two lesbian mothers, had two gay fathers? Nothing changed, over a hundred people over the two day filming period watched and did nothing as the family was turned away because of the sexual orientation of the parents. Now what happened when the little girl in the family began to cry, even reaching out to people at other tables for help? Still nothing.

Many people feel that in a situation like this that they have no right to intervene or meddle in the lives of others, even if the people in question need their help. Let’s turn the tables and say that the situation is potentially life threatening. What if two airline pilots, who comment that they have just more than an hour before they have to fly a plane, are sitting at the bar next to you taking shots? What would you do?

It turns out that the answer is even less nothing than before. Less people tried to intervene or do anything, even when they thought the pilots were leaving the bar to go fly a plane. Why would people do less, even when people’s lives are on the line?

It’s easy to say you would intervene in a situation like these, but ask yourself the question, if all those people did nothing, what would you really do?

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Gearing Down

The Duhh blog is gearing down and I’m ready to bring you more Social Media content. In the past there has been some question as to the topic of Duhh due to the types of posts I’ve added in the past. That is about to change.

The Duhh blog has always been about Social Bookmarking news and tips and it always will, but in the past I’ve deviated to get content on the site.

In the next week you’ll see Duhh gear down and start getting back on topic, Duhh is now monitoring news from all our supported Social Bookmarking sites (Except Newsvine, Slash dot, Blogsvine, Dzone and Sphinn who seam to lack blogs, if we’re wrong leave us a comment with the url) so we can bring you the latest social bookmarking news.

Duhh will also be removing posts that aren’t on topic to make room for better and more to the point posts.

Enjoy reading through are current posts now and get ready to say goodbye to the Duhh spam.

Digg Improves Comment System

When the new ajax comment system on Digg was announced everyone was excited about the changes. But when they were released people got pissed off fast, the comments had to be expanded if they weren’t the first in a row and it took forever to load.

Now according to the Digg Blog the comment system on Digg has been once again revamped, and it’s better than ever.

Things I Like:
Comment replies load faster
Looks cleaner
Am able to see diggs/buries for comments by clicking number of Diggs
Easy to expand threads
Easier to reply

Things I Don’t Like:
Only shows 50 posts per page
Clicking tabs other than comments still loads information on a new page

So what do you think?