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Luge Death Video Search Still Popular

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The Luge death video is still a popular search several days after the unfortunate incident claimed the life of an Olympic hopeful. “Luger who died video”, “Olympic luge tragedy video” and “luge death 2010 youtube video” were all ranking high on Google Search Trends on Monday morning. I just want to emphasize there are no links to this luge death video in this story at any point. This story is an analysis of the search trends and why so many people are still looking for the luge death video several days after the event.

What is the fascination with seeing this luge death video? People who are searching are trying various combinations of search terms to try and find the luge death video on youtube. There seems to be a growing fascination to see what actually happened during the fatality preceding the Olympic games.

Nodar Kumaritashvili’s death on the luge is still the apparent topic of conversation days after the Olympics kicked off in Vancouver. The video of the luge death aired on NBC before the Olympics started on opening night. The luge death video has been kind of hard to find ever since. It’s controversial and many media outlets took heat for making the video available following the incident. Is it something that should have ever aired to begin with? It’s the age old questions of what is “news” and what should be “viewed” by the general public? The public apparently wants to know. You can’t argue with the demand here. So why doesn’t the supply keep up?

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It only makes sense that media outlets stand as a buffer in certain cases. Should the video be aired every time a single story airs concerning the luge death? There needs to be a certain amount of sensitivity in a situation like this. A man died in this horrific accident. Posting or airing the video once was probably enough. YouTube and other mediums on the internet shouldn’t serve as a “faces of death” mechanism for the morbid’s viewing pleasure.

The luger who died video isn’t easy to access now. There are 6.500 different news stories under the Google Search Term “Luger who died video. There are also 6,500 different news results for the search terms “Olympic luge tragedy video”. Not only are people searching for the hard to find video but many writers are also writing about the very popular search. The closest thing you may find to the luger video is various pictures and photos of the event. Youtube long ago pulled the video from it’s website.

As of Monday morning, Google Hot Trends still ranked 3 of the top 20 search terms with the keywords “luge” and “video” in the combined title.

Is the luge tragedy something people really want to read about or are people searching furiously for the luge death video to see what happened? Do we have a morbid curiosity when it comes to such awful things? I admit that I still haven’t seen the video. I don’t honestly want to see the luge death video. I can imagine what it looks like and I don’t want that video forever etched in my mind. It’s devastating enough for his country and his family. Why would I want to endure in the pain of seeing someone die in a sporting event? I still have horrible memories of watching the Space Shuttle explode. That will forever be etched in my mind. The World Trade Center is also similar. Most of our generation has seen enough live television death to last a lifetime. Why do we need any more? It’s awful for the family of the luger. It should be awful for us as viewers. Sometimes we are too detached to realize the implications of what is actually taking place. So why search for it?

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Apparently, I am in the minority when it comes to this. People want to see the luger who died video.
I accidentally stumbled upon some still photos and pics in researching for this story. That was beyond enough for me to understand what happened and what the poor Luger went through.

ESPN is now reporting that Nodar Kumaritashvili’s father says his son was terrified of the luge just a few days before his death. Nodar will apparently be laid to rest later this week in his home country of Georgia.
It’s a horrific tragedy and I am amazed that people are still searching in such huge volumes for it. Maybe office co-workers came into work on Monday talking about seeing the video and the search picked up.

Maybe the national news outlets continue to do the story without video and that cause further intrigue. If you are watching ESPN or NBC then chances are the luge death story is prominent. The problem might be that without the video people get very curious to see what happened exactly. If the video continues to not be aired with the appropriate stories, the search trends will probably continue to spike. The video isn’t easy to find so that results in various search trends becoming popular.