Order of Importance

I was doing some searching through the major search engines when I came upon the yahoo front page where it features the news. I find their order of importance a bit telling.

Yahoo needs to get their priorities straight...

Yahoo needs to get their priorities straight...

In whose mind is Michael Jordan crying at his son’s basketball game more important in the news than a plane crash killing 2 people? NATO troops killing insurgents? Lethal air pollution killing people? Is this simply one poor decision made in an overworked news staff room at Yahoo? Or is this indicative of our social order of importance?

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4 Responses to “Order of Importance”

  1. Terence Says:

    I don’t know if it’s a measure of the whole social order, but it is definitely a measure of the priorities of their main audience. That ordering was no accident, I see similar things all the time on Yahoo.

  2. Rupert Says:

    Its the same as the main stream media in the UK. Recently a Z list celeb has died from cervical cancer and she is top of the news – whilst death and destruction carries on around the world unnoticed.

    The question is who is to blame for this sorry state of affairs? The public or the media?

  3. Meg Says:

    Both are responsible. The media should be more conscientious and we should be mindful of what we take in — question everything.

  4. Meg Says:

    I rarely, if ever, read news on Yahoo or use its search engine… or pretty much any of its services.

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