Mountains Out of Molehills

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    A timeline of global media scarestories.

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    source: Google News Timeline

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    1. dataichi 57 months ago | reply

      That's really funny !
      I want to buy a copy of your book in october, definitely !

    2. @Doug88888 57 months ago | reply

      Very amusing - a shame to not include the large version on Flickr.

    3. ursonate 55 months ago | reply

      you'll have to update it for 2012!

    4. erikandterry 53 months ago | reply

      Would love to see the full size version here as well, since my company's firewall blocks all images served from the amazon cloud. Of course, I could look at it at home, but still ... :)

    5. fungidaniel 51 months ago | reply

      Interesting that you exclude 9/11 and the subsequent Anthrax scare which clearly dominated the mediascape, as visible by the gap over the end of 2001. Not sure why it wasn't included as a scare story, I guess it depends on who you ask, but pretty sure the event was veiwed as scary, lead to wars on terror, and books about "conquering fear".

      The second big valley, is maybe Obama and the "worst economic recession since the 30's". Although there must have been something else leading up to 2007 that the media was talking about. Iraq, maybe?

    6. João Ramos 44 months ago | reply

      Great talk at TED, David. I definitively want a copy of your book, man!

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