Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Boy falls from escalator in Turkey; caught by shop keeper

This 4 year old toddler falls from an escalator in a shopping mall in Turkey.

He was playing on the stairs and quickly found himself too high. Luckily, a shop keeper had been made aware of the problem and was able to catch the boy.

This video of the boy falling from the escalator looks like its been ripped from the news so apologies in advance if it has been YouTube yanked.

I think this falling toddler video is a classic example of local news that will go global because of social media.

If we could plot news stories by type across interest then I would suspect we'll continue to plot an increase in both mega news and in these human stories. It's the national news in the middle that gets caught out. Perhaps that's something newspapers will begin to factor in as they battle with paywalls and loyal readership issues.

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