11 JUN 2013 by ideonexus

 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.