Japan tsunami videos: Footage you have to see to believe

Japan tsunami videos: Footage you have to see to believe

Summary: Here is some of the most amazing and heart-aching footage of the tsunami in Japan.

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As the days pass in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, more videos keep making their way onto the Internet filmed by those experiencing the tragedies first-hand -- be it in a helicopter, on top of a building, or even on the ground. These videos show not only the sheer disaster instantly gripping Japan, but they also serve as examples of how advancements in technology have created a ubiquitous camera eye allowing for so many people to capture and share their experiences with the rest of the world.

Although these grim scenes have an unreal, movie-like feel to them insofar as what we see happening, to know that what you're seeing is reality certainly evokes a myriad of emotions. I can only imagine what it must have been like to live through this shockingly surreal experience. Preempted by my interest in finding all the unique footage I could, below are some of the most devastatingly heart-aching videos captured of the tsunami. Approach with caution as some of the footage may be difficult to watch.

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  • RE: Japan tsunami videos: Footage you have to see to believe

    am i missing something? i don't see any videos?
    mcfaul@...
    • Apologies.

      @mcfaul@... Yeah, sorry about that. Refresh now. We had an issue on our side of things temporarily.

      -Stephen
      StephenChapman
      • RE: Japan tsunami videos: Footage you have to see to believe

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  • RE: Japan tsunami videos: Footage you have to see to believe

    holy frekin crap!
    that's disturbing
    Wolf1441
    • RE: Japan tsunami videos: Footage you have to see to believe

      @Wolf1441 er, uh, *freakin*
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  • RE: Japan tsunami videos: Footage you have to see to believe

    i couldnt see the videos...tried refreshing too...
    gg0174
    • Hmm...

      @gg0174 Perhaps try a different Internet browser? I checked out the post in the latest versions of IE9, FF, Chrome, and Opera and it worked in all of them. Sorry you're experiencing issues!
      StephenChapman
  • Topic?

    Are you trying to generate traffic?
    bluenote84149
    • No.

      @bluenote84149 No. I simply stated what I hope is the obvious. When I wrote the topic of the post, that's the first thing I typed. In other words, I didn't sit here and think to myself, "hmm... what can I write that will generate traffic?" If the latter was the case, I would have made it much more grandiose. I simply set out to find a collection of unique perspectives on the tsunami and bring those to everyone's attention.

      -Stephen
      StephenChapman
      • ok

        @StephenChapman As a weblog author I'm torn myself and I can understand the urge to express oneself with such a catastrophe given (and hopping on the bandwagon ;)).
        But I'll nevertheless restrain, simply because the topic does not blend very well with my weblogs.
        <br>BTW. I made an experiment with a keyword and a completely not relevant, but trendy one (Nexus att. - now it'd be tsunami, japan or such). Wepage one: 5% keyword, WP two: 5% keyword plus 5% trendy topic. Stuffing text was from James Joyces Finnegans Wake.<br><br>Result: Webpage one ranked higher when searched after the keyword.<br><br>Conclusion: Not relevant, but hot topics do not necessarily push your webpage.<br><br>Cheers!
        bluenote84149
      • Discernment

        @bluenote84149 Thanks for the feedback. To note, I was going to post this on our "Between the Lines" blog which we typically utilize for posts unrelated to our individual blogs here, but we decided doing this on my blog would suffice.

        As for your experiment, how deep did you dig to find out why the first page ranked better? Stuffing is a myth and basically always has been (which you have shown). Context is where it's at, as well as site/page authority.

        I agree that that hot topics do not necessarily push a Web page. Hopefully it is not perceived that I was trying to do anything of the sort. I wrote for context and descriptiveness, not trend-based keywords to attempt to pull rank.

        -Stephen
        StephenChapman
      • As for the experiment...

        @StephenChapman I documented it here:
        https://docs.google.com/View?id=ddf7bpvh_62ggctn2hn
        it's in german however. Maybe you'll get sth. out of it anyway.
        My comments are usually done with a winking eye.
        bluenote84149
      • I Agree

        I too am a web blogger and always disable comments because people can't seem to keep their minds on the subject at hand. They always seem to want to drift off and belittle others for their contribution in even taking the time and sharing this information and making others awhere of how fortunate we are! Thank You Stephen.
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  • Thanks Steve

    Unbelievable footage. To those who don't want to watch or find the page relevant, keep moving. Some things are a little more important to post than other and this is one of them. Our hopes and prayers go out to the Japanese people.
    pmcm
    • RE: Japan tsunami videos: Footage you have to see to believe

      @pmcm Thanks for your comment. So heart-aching and fascinating at the same time.
      StephenChapman
  • RE: Japan tsunami videos: Footage you have to see to believe

    I don't see them either!
    sales@...
  • Update adobe to view

    I could not see video either in IE8, I loaded firefox, it then said I needed adobe flash player, firefox loaded it, then video would play on both IE and firefox. Hope this helps.
    steve_m291