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The rapid growth of smartphones and electronic tablets is making the internet favourite for people seeking news
News consumption online increased 17 per cent last year from the year before
Meanwhile, US local, network and cable television news, newspapers, radio and magazines all lost audience last year
The percentage of people who say they get news online at least three times a week surpassed newspapers for the first time. It was second only to local TV news as the most popular news pl
Sen. Al Franken claimed Monday that big corporations are "hoping to destroy" the Internet and issued a call to arms to several hundred tech-savvy South by Southwest attendees to preserve net neutrality.
"I came here to warn you, the party may be over," Franken said. "They're coming after the Internet hoping to destroy the very thing that makes it such an important (medium) for independent artists and entrepreneurs: its openness and freedom.”
Originally posted by Whereweheaded
They still have newspapers? Wow.....what an ancient way to obtain information!
Originally posted by EnhancedInterrogator
reply to post by Wertwog
Good points. However, it's incredibly ironic when I feel like I get better "news" analysis from The Daily Show, then from CNN, MSNBC, or FoxNews. It's not just more entertaining, they stab directly at the issues - instead of either side-stepping them or exaggerating them in one direction or the other.
edit on 2011-3-22 by EnhancedInterrogator because: spelling, etc.
PS: Don't want to take this thread off-topic. There's another thread kind of about this type of thing here.
edit on 2011-3-22 by EnhancedInterrogator because: Added post-script.