[NetBehaviour] Just five seconds

ilario caliendo ilariocaliendo at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 21:08:14 CEST 2015

*Just five seconds*
*http://justfiveseconds.com/ <http://justfiveseconds.com/>*

Every five seconds, someone in the world die because of starvation. Every
five seconds, a new image with the hashtag "foodporn" is published on
Instagram. It is as if the reckless spending and malnutrition proceeded at
the same rate, for an incredible and sad coincidence.Who has not come
across or has created a photo and then post it on Instagram with hashtag
foodporn? In the jargon of the internet, this keyword has come to identify
images of overabundant and excessive portions. they can be identified with
5 seconds of happiness for someone, but not for all: in those same five
seconds a person dies from lack of food. They die every day of hunger and
more than 26,000 people die in a year, more than 3 million children under
age 5. Hunger is on the first place in the list of factors of greatest risk
for health in the world and each year hunger kills more people than AIDS,
malaria and tuberculosis combined.

justfiveseconds.com mixes two streams of information: the hashtag
"foodporn" recalled from Instagram and the Reuters news on world hunger.
The choice of their more or less visibility on the site is a reflection of
our focus on one or the other topic. The website refresh every 5 seconds,
which is the rate of death from malnutrition, and the foodporn images are
updated automatically.

website: http://justfiveseconds.com/
email: ilariocaliendo at gmail.com

Ilario Caliendo

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