Preceding Importance

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Preceding Importance

Post by VLayHo-ho-ho » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:24 am

Why is it that Robin Williams' death (rest In peace) has caused more attention and emotion than the Ebola pandemic (fatal virus) in Africa?
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Re: Preceding Importance

Post by OrangeDragon » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:27 am

Because more people with internet access are impacted by it?
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Re: Preceding Importance

Post by VLayHo-ho-ho » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:39 am

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Read some of his crap over the last 2/3 days.

Don't see him raising profiles or even awareness of the death tolls of Gaza/Cairo/Africa...I think you get my point.
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Post by General Mackevili » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:01 am

But they're family.
"Life is too important to take seriously."

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

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Re: Preceding Importance

Post by taranis » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:03 am

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Re: Preceding Importance

Post by ali baba » Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:15 am

In a word: empathy.

People are interested to things they can relate to. Strange people dying of a strange disease in a strange country are less engaging than an actor whose movies were culturally influential.

There are also studies that analyse the death toll required to overcome the distance to the news room in order for an event to be reported.
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