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December 15, 2010

Who did Zuckerberg beat out to become Time’s “Person of the Year”?

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10:24 // 3 years ago
November 23, 2010

New Zealand mine blast: “It is our belief that no one has survived”

  • bad In New Zealand, there was another blast in the mine where 29 people have been stuck since Friday; no contact has been made.
  • worse Here’s what authorities had to say about what happened: “It was extremely severe. We are now in recovery mode.” source
23:43 // 3 years ago
November 19, 2010

Scores of miners missing in wake of New Zealand mine blast

  • 27 miners missing in New Zealand; we hope it’s another Chile source
11:14 // 3 years ago
October 16, 2010

Circle of life: One mine crisis ends in Chile, another starts anew in China

  • 21+ number of miners killed in a explosion in a Chinese coal mine
  • 16+ number of miners reported stuck – 239 others managed to escape source

» China = dangerous for miners: The country has one of the most dangerous mining industries around – 2,600 people died last year alone in mining accidents. Yikes.

12:47 // 3 years ago
October 13, 2010


KNOW HOW WE KNOW THIS IS A HUGE STORY? Because CNN put their headlines IN ALL CAPS. SCREAMING. CONGRATS!ALL THE MINERS OUT. LET’S CELEBRATE USING ALL CAPS! WHOO!

KNOW HOW WE KNOW THIS IS A HUGE STORY? Because CNN put their headlines IN ALL CAPS. SCREAMING. CONGRATS!

21:02 // 3 years ago
October 12, 2010


Maybe we’re a bit sarcastic and all, but we almost feel like this rescue is getting the coverage it is because it’s a piece of red meat. We’re very happy to see the story slowly work its way towards an improbable ending, but we don’t like the way the media coverage is playing out. The is the kind of story that 24-hour news networks love, because it means ratings (especially if you’re CNN). But this? It’s like baby Jessica fell down the well all over again. sourceChilean miner rescue: Think the media coverage is a bit much?

Maybe we’re a bit sarcastic and all, but we almost feel like this rescue is getting the coverage it is because it’s a piece of red meat. We’re very happy to see the story slowly work its way towards an improbable ending, but we don’t like the way the media coverage is playing out. The is the kind of story that 24-hour news networks love, because it means ratings (especially if you’re CNN). But this? It’s like baby Jessica fell down the well all over again. source

23:40 // 3 years ago
October 9, 2010

Trapped Chilean miners reached, ready for their book deals

  • 65 days for the drill to reach the trapped miners (whew!) source
11:16 // 3 years ago