Google: “Train Crash” results on Monday, August 25
By Roger Straw, The Benicia Independent, August 25, 2014
Keeping up with the news here at the Benicia Independent sometimes requires a Google search. Typically, I will use a search string such as “oil train derail” and limit the search to news during the past 24 hours.
Today, reflecting on the fact that I heard about the head-on freight train crash in Arkansas 5 days after it happened, by word of mouth no less (!), I wondered what would happen if I Googled a simpler string: “train crash.”
I was surprised, and a little shocked at the result: in the last 24 hours, news sources picked up on 5 train crashes in the U.S., all today. And it’s only 5:30pm PST. Google also displayed a news story on a train crash that happened two days ago, and a near-accident in New York City.
Could this have been a typical news day? (See the Google links below.)