BILLINGS – It is the little story that just won’t quit.
It’s the number one story of all time on this very website.
Millions of people have seen these pictures-and that number is still growing.
It has reached well into all 50 states and has been shared in 136 countries.
And to think, it kind of all started right here.
Fifteen days ago, we first reported on a picture that caught our eye on Facebook.
Once we uncovered the details behind the story, a tidal wave of sorts ensued.
It’s now known as “bison versus bear”.
Google it, I dare you.
Let me save you some time: virtually every major news network and even a few high profile newspapers-The New York Post, Toronto Star and London Free Press– have crafted some version of this story (or just used Q2′s).
However, we can in no way, shape or form take credit for the popularity of this story.
It was no great accomplishment in the field of journalism.
So, what caused this story to be so widely circulated around the globe?
Founder and CEO of PitchEngine, Jason Kintzler, says he knows exactly why.
“For years and years and years, the news outlets decided and dictated what was newsworthy to us,” said Kintzler. “So what’s happening now is– people discovered this news.”
As in you, reading this right now.~ KTVQ
That was the pitch for these dramatic photos that were taken now more than 3 years ago, the 2010 event is still making its rounds through social media and is sure to maintain its viral status for years to come. This is something that you could definitely classify as timeless…