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« on: December 20, 2012, 05:23 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 05:52 AM »

Fortunately for al parents, this video is a college cgi project.
(But a rather believeable one.)
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/eaglegrab.asp
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 07:00 AM »

Yes
I got that  info too.
Its made by students in Montreal
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 06:08 PM »

Yes
I got that  info too.
Its made by students in Montreal
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Twisted students that would be. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2012, 06:48 PM »

Got them an A, I bet.
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2012, 08:43 PM »

It looks real,  if you're not paying attention.
Like so many events in history.

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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2012, 09:05 PM »

So true.

That's the frustrating part of history, it's most often told by the winner.

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 10:24 PM »

It looks real,  if you're not paying attention.
Like so many events in history.

Denny
The irritating thing is they try to pass these off as real.  Ah well YouTube the tabloid of the internet........
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 08:06 AM »

The irritating thing is they try to pass these off as real.  Ah well YouTube the tabloid of the internet........


When exactly did we pass off the responsibility of what we choose to believe based on the fact it was seen/heard on the Internet?

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A much more disturbing trend is that in the age of "social media," what used to fall into the category of "News is currently being disseminated in "tweet" format... i.e. an endless stream of updates.

In many cases the initial reports are non-factual and subsequent updates are full of corrections as wells as new "facts" which are just as likely to be corrected in short order.   All this is done so that the various "news" services can garner the most "eyeballs."

It's absolutely criminal how it impacts those involved when the news topics are of a sensitive nature.

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2012, 08:45 AM »

I think a better done one was the girl who gets surprised and runs out in front of the car. My sister in law was trying to convince me it was real.
I cant count the number of times i have sent emails back to the sender with a link to snopes and the truth
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2012, 09:01 AM »

I don't dissagree there Indigo.  However those reports you use as an example are usually ended with something like "we will continue to update you as the facts and details are released" and if there is a wrong report you get told appropriately by the news agency that made the report.

I equate these fake videos to the stories made up in rags like the Enquirer or Star and find it annoying that the people that post these in large part defend them as fact until someone proves otherwise and even then there are those that will still believe them.

Its pretty bad when we have to have shows or show segments dedicated to youtube videos even on main stream news reports.  I stopped watching mythbusters when they started doing you tube "viral videos" but at least they set out to see if its plausible at all.  Now there is Tosh.0 which is nothing but youtube stuff (the .0 being the hosts IQ lol) and they never bother to check if its a fake vid or not before they use it..
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2012, 10:10 AM »

Right Anthony, but not all of these videos are meant as hoaxs. The problem with any video or document is you can take it and break it off from it's source and present it in a different light completely removed from it's original context. (Jimmy Kimmel's satirical unnecessary censorship bit is a good example) That's why I usually try to never react to viral emails of this or that including videos, quotes, political propaganda or the like until I've had a chance to investigate it myself. Too many people have dropped their own levels of skepticism to nearly criminally negligent.

I do disagree, in that I hope more shows like Mythbusters would take on these stupid videos rather than accept or glorify them like Tosh.0. (My boys used to watch it and I hope they had just gotten tired of it's sheer stupiditiy) I have always liked Mythbusters because it presents science and math in an interesting and factual light. Too much our entertainment lacks anything substantive.
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2012, 11:40 AM »

It's Youtube...

Wikipedia describes YouTube as
"YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos.
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Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including CBS, the BBC, VEVO, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program."

If you see a a video posted on Youtube by "Flyboy_1999," it seems a little questionable to assign any veracity to it.

While corporations may have a presence on Youtube, for the most part it's end-users and corporations prefer to host things on their own site.

I wouldn't call it "tabloid" as much as "primarily for entertainment purposes."

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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2012, 12:08 PM »

There's been no decent media news since around the time that Walter Cronkite retired. 

Rant follows.....

Somehow, news now is all about watching peoples personal opinions about various 'news' of the day all presented as though it is news.  Whenever anyone is speculating about what someone else thinks or does whether it's in the past present, or future, that's not news.  News is what has already happened, just the facts, no salacious unverified theories as to why - thats where we get into 'entertainment news' which is just not news.

I think youtube is about as accurate, in general, as most anything else out there.  It's like the X-Files, trust no-one.  Or, just take it all as entertainment which it mostly is.
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