Electronic/World Wide Web>Blog:  Kelly, Kevin (7 January 2013 ), The Improbable is the New Normal, Retrieved on 2013-06-11
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  • Folksonomies: new media


    11 JUN 2013

     WWW Makes the Improbable Normal

    Cops, emergency room doctors, and insurance actuarists all know it. They realize how many crazy impossible things happen all the time. A burglar gets stuck in a chimney, a truck driver in a head on collision is thrown out the front window and lands on his feet, walks away; a wild antelope knocks a man off his bike; a candle at a wedding sets the bride's hair on fire; someone fishing off a backyard dock catches a huge man-size shark. In former times these unlikely events would be private, know...
    Folksonomies: new media normality
    Folksonomies: new media normality
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    YouTube and other videos capture the many unusual occurrences happening all over the world out of sheer statistical probability, making them seem average.