Competing in a mini-triathlon is exhilarating, but the thrill Leigh Fazzina felt in July 2010 turned to terror when she hit tree roots and flew over her handlebars; badly injuring and stranding herself away from the path and her peers.
Frantic and in pain she dialed for help, to no avail, she didn’t have a strong enough signal to make the call.
The athlete then tweeted “I’ve had a serious injury and NEED Help! Can someone please call Winding Trails in Farmington, CT and tell them I’m stuck bike crash in woods” According to rescuers, at least six people called them, and within minutes ambulances were dispatched to help her.
This is just one example of Twitter coming to the rescue. There are more, but today we are only sharing this one..
However, does anyone remember a few tweets by Taylor Swift that influenced the policies of a certain company that allows people to purchase “tunes”?
The power of social media.