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'm glad my Minneapolis LJ friends are safe and secure after the bridge collapse there yesterday. After learning about it online, I was surprised at how slow it was to become a national news story. Unchararcteristically for me, I was sitting in front of a telelvision. It was well over three hours before I saw/heard any mention of it on broadcast television.

With the lag time it can take for Google spiders to catalogue new media on the internets and the sluggishness of the national media, a central repository like YouTube proves to be an invaluable source for quick access to media as local netizens rushed to be get their photo montages and home video online. Some merely recorded local television coverage.

Is it just me thinking that videos like this tribute are just incredibly tacky and insulting, though? The song they used is "Who Can Say Where the Road Goes" by Enya. Wtf? Why didn't they just use "Highway To Hell" or that old chestnut "Take Me To the River" (drop me in the water!)... oooh, ooh, I know, "Under The Bridge." I went so far as to leave my opinion in a comment to the user. And yes, I do realize the poster of the content was only 13, all the more reason to point it out I think.

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I would lay money on the idea that they used that song at least in part because it was so prevalent in post-9/11 tribute videos. So not only was it tacky and insulting, it was completely unoriginal.

Perhaps. I don't really pay attention to all of the tribute stuff and pass right over it when I come into contact with it. I was just trying to find some footage of the scene and came across it. It reeeeeally was a poor choice of music. I think it's even worse that they didn't put much effort or thought into their "tribute". It goes further to prove my point in my comment to them that their posting of it was only an exercise in gratifying their own ego.

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