We learn so much from the news. The news helps us to form opinions and develop our ideas. The news has rules and they try to substantiate anything that they report with multiple sources. I’m not an expert, but I … Continue reading
So I’m at a cafe. I have my laptop open so to the Google page – pretty much the portal to pretty much anything. With the Free wifi here, I can get to any news story or trending topic out … Continue reading
It’s so much easier to make fun of things. It’s so much easier to complain about what isn’t working. It’s so much easier to tease, cut down, ridicule, cuss out or yell at things or even people for that matter. I was thinking about this as I was listening to the news.
Then I thought, making fun of this thing is definitely one approach, but this is something that should be prayed for. Then I thought about the connection, if you can make fun of it or ridicule it, could that be something that we should pray for? What do you think? Make fun or pray?
One of the things that I love to rant about is news. I mean seriously – if the news shows gets their information from Twitter and ustream, why couldn’t I just get that same information and make my own news show.
Well, I could do it, but then no one would watch it. But still, if I were to make a news show, it would be a good one – of course. I’d search the internet for late breaking news – so that I could be the 2nd person to report it – because there’s no way that I’d be out there getting the late breaking news for myself. I work full time.
I guess after that thought, watching cnn or the local news tv program put it all together for me is not so bad. I mean, that probably won’t stop me from ranting about it, but at least I can recognize it.
Doesn’t that just tell you so much about me? What would your own news show look like?
Watching the news drives me crazy – well, maybe not the whole time, but typically when they have those news stories that are the filler stories. You know – dancing cats or lasagna recipes – that’s not news.
What drives me even more bonkers is when the news uses social media to get it’s news. They’ll report what they saw on Twitter and that’s news. Really? Have you seen it? But I keep watching. I’m definitely following news on social media – it’s much faster and it’s where the news gets their —- news.
That’s right. Our earthquake yesterday was the biggest in the past 18 years. There has been so many aftershocks with one just happening around 6:30ish this morning (about 38 minutes ago). It was a 7. 2 magnitude earthquake. The USGS was saying that an earthquake of that magnitude had to have activity along the fault like at around 50 miles wide.
I am watching the news as I type this and the next segment is dedicated to celeb’s tweets during the earthquake. Celebrity tweets are now news worthy. No offense to the celebs that they’re are going to show, but we’re so much about it that their tweets are news.
We just had a pretty big earthquake and I got a text from my brother asking how we were doing. He tells me that he saw it on Facebook and wanted to know if we were alright. Then as I’m checking out facebook and twitter – I see a tweet about how CNN got their information from Twitter. Who needs CNN any more when we have twitter?
It’s also funny that instead of watching the news – we get to report it. I checked out my Twitter stream and everyone had posted it. We are post-happy. Anything that happens – post. Walk into a restaurant – post. And I’m talking about me. Social Media News is much faster – plus – you’ll hear the newscaster share what they read on Twitter. We can follow the celebs on our own and keep up just as well.
If you know of anyone that doubts the power of Twitter (I know a few), just point them to the way that the news channels are using them. In Chile, the earthquake was much stronger than the one in Haiti, but there just weren’t as many people in the area so not as many died. There is not electricity there – according to the news, but they are getting their news from Twitter and Social Media. I can’t believe that the news caster said that. We only need to watch the news to see the video. They are getting the latest news from Twitter. I was watching the Twitter streams and this one girl was getting one follower a minute during her tweet-cast. Twitter is definitely better than the news.
I love that the news that I’m watching is watching twitter and the blogs for the latest breaking (pardon the pun) news. The whole segment is on the tweets that they’re watching in order to get the latest news.
You can rely on the news, but just know that the news relies on twitter to get the latest.
This was a line that the dj on the radio program that I listen to in the morning said. She came out and said, “I don’t know if this is true….”, but what she put it out that just as if it was true.
News has always been so interesting to me. The news has always given news that wasn’t even news, but now the news is basically sharing things that they can’t confirm are true. They even say on the news, as they’re giving it, that they don’t know if it’s true. It’s that kind of a world where on the news section of the radio program, they now offer news that they don’t know to be true.