Keyword CrowdingSubmitted by TheBrushfire on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 18:34
I've written about this before; when the media conveniently covers the same story across all channels to crowd the keyword searches online.
The best example I can remember is when we saw it with Eliza Lam, the girl found in the water tank. (There was really a tuberculosis outbreak in LA, the test to confirm is called ELIZA-LAM.)
Sometimes it's not completely made up; if you see my other post about Janet Yellen and stamps, try searching stamps. What have we been hearing about non-stop? Food stamps. We even heard a story about Walmart being looted. Oh boy, that IS news. Not.
Here's the newest one in my opinion: the recent discovery of oil in Australia; huuuuuge amounts of oil. Strangely, I've heard the words basin and Australia in the last two segments on the news. The Permian basin and this kangaroo running through an Australian airport. Ummm.... Okay. You'd think there's nothing going on in the Outback, except for the most important discovery in recent history.
If you hear words over and over, think of other things that use those words and have a ball trying to figure out what they don't want you to know about.