Traditional news is almost exactly like wildfire. It spreads from one part of the community to another with quick speed. We read the latest tidbits from the front page of the morning paper, chew over the information on breakfast and talk about it over lunch break in the office. Later at home, we turn on the television for more details about the news we read about earlier in the morning.
Then came computers and the Internet. When it comes to news, all we have to do is boot up our desktops, connect to the Net and access our favorite news portal or website. We can immediately see the latest news and post it on the social networking sites we belong to. All our friends can access the information from our accounts.
This makes Schools.com research spot on as they say more than 50% of the local population have learned about breaking news from social media sources rather than official news investigations. Whether the news was shared by a friend, a family member or a friendly acquaintance, we immediately share the news through our own accounts as long as we believe in the veracity of the news.
One way to verify the news we read about is to look up trustworthy online news sites. News giants like the New York Times post their content online to reach a larger amount of people than they do with their newspapers. Going to these websites can help us gain more information about the reports and rumors we’ve heard. Due to the speed and the fact that online news media does not charge a single dime, more and more people flock to these sites instead of buying newspapers. This went on and on until the revenue from online news far exceeded that of traditional news.
Nowadays, 46% of the populace get their news online at least thrice a week. Due to busyness, we sometimes forget to check out the news everyday and just log into online news from time to time. We don’t go out as much as we used to and rely on the Internet to bring us the latest news of what’s currently going on in the nation and the rest of the world.