Broken Breaking News

With everyone being on social networks, having their own platform to become a news central, the "I was first" syndrome is becoming a bigger issue. The article Breaking News Is Broken brings up a good point. Everyone wants to be first with sharing the latest news. And being critical of the sources and think twice before posting, well, a good story is a good story. Right?

"Just be sure to exercise caution about what you tweet and retweet—after last night, I know I’ll be able to do at least that much. And just remember, for all the time you spend online, you won’t be any better informed than a guy who spent all day cleaning his gutters."

- Farhad Manjoo in Breaking News Is Broken.

Even though I do enjoy following news close in some cases, I love the last sentence.

(Article found via Youwza.)


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