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Sunday, January 23, 2011

A facebook game saves a mans life?

Apparently a disabled man playing "Evony" on facebook, was saved from a house fire by chatting ingame that he needed help.

Original Article:

Say what you will about Evony. Decry its cleavage-heavy, ubquitous online advertising campaign. Call its gameplay derivative and weak. Whatever. The game may have saved a man's life.
Robert “Bob” Chambers was chilling at his home in Spokane, WA, playing some Evony on FaceBook, when smoke filled the room. A toaster was on fire. Because Chambers is disabled with muscular dystropy, he couldn't throw a towel over the appliance, nor call for help. So he turned to Evony.

“Help me,” he recalled typing on an Evony message board, using his specialized computer mouse and on-screen keyboard. “My house is on fire and I can’t get out.”
He gave out his address, and players in Indiana and Texas called the fire department. Heroic Spokane firefighters soon carried him to safety.
“I hated this game because he doesn’t pay attention to me or anything else in the house,” The man's wife told The Spokesman-Review. “Now I’ve got to bite my tongue because it saved his life quite possibly.”
Okay, you could argue that a stuck piece of toast probably wouldn't have actually filled the house with enough smoke to kill anyone, but shhhhhh. Who knows what would have happened if it hadn't been for the wonder of Evony and Facebook? Plus, how awesome is it that technology has opened the world to people who, in ages past would have been shut out from most forms of communication?

Half of me applauds the use of technology, the other half is disgusted at what we've become.
Seriously people.

21 comments:

  1. Baha, wow, people actually play Evony? Well, good on it, then.

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  2. How are you disgusted? What else did you want him to do....?



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  3. Wow, quite an incredible story

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  4. Your last comment really, truly says it all, doesn't it?

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  5. Wow, that's insane. I never thought an MMO could be useful like that.

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  6. I love your satirical take on this haha
    WHAT would we DO without the almighty FACEBOOK!?

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  7. HAHA, facebook! Ourrrr hero!
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  8. I have a hard time believing this because of the stupid ad campaign Ebony had/has. If this isn't a PR stunt, then pretty amazing though.

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  9. Great post! and love the blog, keep it up! :)

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  11. Really interesting! It helps in many ways!

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  12. evony is better than any game i've ever played.

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  13. amazing!

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  14. Think it's more of a PR stunt for facebook

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  15. He could have been fapping on a web-chat and have achieved the same result.

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  16. Well, al least it's good for something.
    Also, lol @Sucio Sanchez!

    Following and supporting! :)

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  17. What's so disgusting (last bit)?


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  18. Facebook good for something, My world has been turned upside down...

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