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Originally posted by scientist
This is not a theory thread, but a general observation about why and how so many theories come up, and why 9/11 seems to be the most widely "accepted" CT (accepted, in that many people agree something is fishy).
The difference between this, and every other conspiracy, or military / political / terrorist event, is that it was the first ever, to occur in a time when many people had handheld cameras (especially in nyc), and also the first time the internet was being widely used - on top of that, the broadband market had just emerged on a wide scale.
In addition to this, the digital age made recording, editing and posting footage of the event, literally within minutes. At no other time (until 9/11 and thereafter) as there been such an opportunity to document, discuss and continue to discover facts / opinions on a worldwide scale, simultaneously, and in real time.
Of course, it has pros / cons, however judging by the quick response of that police officer in St George from the other day, this could be the start of a good thing.
I would like to hear your thoughts on whether or not you agree with my observation. Let's please not turn this into a dispute over theories, or whether or not it was planned and etc. Let's keep this strictly to discussing the affect of the digital era / popularity with consumer video with "questionable" events, especially considering it's the first time in history. There aren't many times you can state that about something, that is such a large influence.