Are You Typical?

This video is similar to my last post but still intriguing nonetheless, thanks to National Geographic. With seven billion people living on this planet, who is the most typical? We are all so different in so many ways, but at the same time, we all share similar characteristics and lifestyles that maintain our global connections and interactions.

Some of the facts in this video are very surprising. They make me feel like I live in a bubble because my life seems so easy compared to the people living in Africa, for example, who have to spend eight hours per day collecting water when I can just turn on a faucet.

This use of media is extremely effective. It captures the viewers’ attention and helps them remember facts with visuals and audio. These are journalistic skills necessary in the modern world of media. Being a good writer is no longer enough. One must photograph, edit, digitize, etc. This video taught me the lesson of how important technology is if I ever want to be a serious journalist.

Not to mention, the tune is pretty catchy.

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