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04:48 PM on 02/01/13 
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05:52 PM on 02/01/13 
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The fact that something like this would take up space on a political news site/tv news/whatever over other more pressing incidents concerns me. And it isn't just this specifically, these quirky, meaningless stories get coverage all the time. Everyday. So yes, this on its small scale, isn't a big deal, and its probably not the best example of what I'm talking about, but it is tied to a larger problem of coverage.
I don't really care when its on websites since an quick article can be posted, and space is unlimited on a web page. Shouldn't be a feature story, and it isn't. I do agree a lot of frivolous is covered as big stories too much, though.
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06:15 PM on 02/01/13 
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I don't really care when its on websites since an quick article can be posted, and space is unlimited on a web page. Shouldn't be a feature story, and it isn't. I do agree a lot of frivolous is covered as big stories too much, though.

It's a feature on yahoo's homepage right now
06:37 PM on 02/01/13 
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It's a feature on yahoo's homepage right now

I don't think yahoo is really meant to be a news source.

Or solely a news source.
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I don't think yahoo is really meant to be a news source.

Or solely a news source.

"In April 2009, Yahoo! News ranked second among global news sites in users from the United States, after msnbc.com and ahead of CNN, according to Nielsen Ratings.[35]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_News
^ as sad as that is, this is how americans get their news.

And its listed under "news" on the page.
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"In April 2009, Yahoo! News ranked second among global news sites in users from the United States, after msnbc.com and ahead of CNN, according to Nielsen Ratings.[35]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!_News
^ as sad as that is, this is how americans get their news.

And its listed under "news" on the page.
Do you think its ranked that high because of its quality of news people want to get? Or because it is a popular homepage?

People go there because of the stories that they have. They aren't going to have hard hitting reports, but people enjoy it.
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Do you think its ranked that high because of its quality of news people want to get? Or because it is a popular homepage?

People go there because of the stories that they have. They aren't going to have hard hitting reports, but people enjoy it.

Its a funny thing. The comments always say "WHY IS THIS NEWS" and "HOW IS THIS JOURNALISM" yet people continually go there for news.
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Yahoo News commenters are overwhelmingly hardcore conservatives.
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Its a funny thing. The comments always say "WHY IS THIS NEWS" and "HOW IS THIS JOURNALISM" yet people continually go there for news.

Yahoo and youtube comments are from the same people. Keep that in mind.
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Yahoo's home page is done by hits I believe.
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Yahoo's home page is done by hits I believe.

I also think a majority of news articles are just re-posting Associated Press articles.
 



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