[chinese blood, irish heart] - DEFUNCT: No wonder America's so fat

Saturday, June 25, 2005

No wonder America's so fat

Yo this is twisted... It's quite amazing how 'alternative' websites get passed around the web and become successes over night, mostly thanks to obsessive web surfers with no jobs.

Crying While Eating is a site consisting of videos of people yes, crying while eating. It made me laugh with a slight sense of discomfort. People from all over the world submit their own videos just for the hell of it.

Eyebeam, an arts & technology foundation sponsored a project to see how quick information is spread around the net. Sixty websites entered and Crying While Eating was among them. Initially launched with 12 videos, it garnered over 50,000 visitors overnight and by the end of the research project it achieved over 13 million viewings. Sad!

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