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"Ruin Porn" is a phrase new to me - describes the photo-journalism of wrecked cities. See "The Case Against Economic Disaster Porn - Stop slobbering over abandoned cityscapes!" at:

http://www.tnr.com/article/metro-policy/81954/Detroit-economic-disaster-porn

(An example): http://blog.magnumphotos.com/2009/05/detroit_the_troubled_city.html )

Anyway makes a timely change from the oughties "property porn"...

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Anyway makes a timely change from the oughties "property porn"...

Google Streetview is good for this - try Camden in New Jersey for starters. When the footage goes all misty and blurred you know it's a rough area.

There is nothing wrong with many of the houses per se. The occupants however...

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Hi

"Ruin Porn" is a phrase new to me - describes the photo-journalism of wrecked cities. See "The Case Against Economic Disaster Porn - Stop slobbering over abandoned cityscapes!" at:

http://www.tnr.com/article/metro-policy/81954/Detroit-economic-disaster-porn

(An example): http://blog.magnumphotos.com/2009/05/detroit_the_troubled_city.html )

Anyway makes a timely change from the oughties "property porn"...

Is the phrase really any different from the more commonly used ' poverty porn' ?

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Google Streetview is good for this - try Camden in New Jersey for starters. When the footage goes all misty and blurred you know it's a rough area.

I had a quick look and I don't think Google are trying to hide the really rough areas, its just that they waited until it was misty to drive down there :)

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I thought you were talking about Tacky Jacqui's appearance on that pr0n doc for the BBC.

All done in the best possible taste.

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