david By: david

Mountains Out of Molehills

A timeline of global media scarestories.


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source: Google News Timeline



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  • Simon Dubreuil 6y

    That's really funny !
    I want to buy a copy of your book in october, definitely !
  • @Doug88888 6y

    Very amusing - a shame to not include the large version on Flickr.
  • charlene mcbride 6y

    you'll have to update it for 2012!
  • erikandterry 5y

    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 ... :)
  • Daniel Gladu Kanu 5y

    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?
  • joão ramos 5y

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