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Dad Delivers Baby Using Wiki 249

sonamchauhan writes "A Londoner helped his wife deliver their baby by Googling 'how to deliver a baby' on his mobile phone. From the article: 'Today proud Mr Smith said: "The midwife had checked Emma earlier in the day but contractions started up again at about 8pm so we called the midwife to come back. But then everything happened so quickly I realized Emma was going to give birth. I wasn't sure what I was going to do so I just looked up the instructions on the internet using my BlackBerry."'"

Comment Re:The list (Score 1) 385

I think that the answer to both questions lies with Google and other similar searching technologies. In many cases, I will skim the results of a Google or other search because a bit of summary information is included in the result listing, and I find that it sometimes helps me to make better guesses as to which link is best to follow if I skim those summaries before I click. If these sorts of "reports" don't have much more content than what you just posted, many people who might otherwise click through to TFA based on the title would read the summary, see part of all of the list, and say "oh, so it's total BS then" and never make that click. Fewer eyeballs on the site itself, less ad revenue, bad bad bad. Ergo, Flash and Javascript, which as I understand it is difficult or impossible the current major search providers to pull much of anything useful from to use in a summary.

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