“If the News is That Important, It Will Find Me”

“If the News is That Important, It Will Find Me” newsroom

The NY Times has an article about how a younger generation of news readers now focus on sharing the news, rather than just consuming it. Mathew Ingram highlights the key sentence in the article, from a college student: “If the news is that important, it will find me.” Very few mainstream publications have grasped that concept, even if some folks have been saying the same thing for years.

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Pew Study: Cellphones More Valuable than TV or Internet

Pew Study: Cellphones More Valuable than TV or Internet

Of those surveyed  in Pew’s March Report, between October and December 2007, 51% said it would be hard to give up their mobile phone. Only 45% said so for the Internet, 43% said television and 40% said their landline phone.

This is a sharp reversal from 2002, when the same questions were asked. Back then, 63% said their landline phone, 47% said television and the Internet and mobile phones tied with 38%.

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TV – The Next Big Internet Application

TV - The Next Big Internet Application

Ok, so IPTV isn’t exactly television delivered over the Web. It is usually delivered over a closed network and not the public Internet, and connected to a standard TV set, not a PC.

Still, it’s television content sent through broadband, and its popularity is rising as Internet connections get ever-faster. AT&T and Verizon are offering IPTV to many subscribers of their fiber-based Internet service.

Internet service providers are eager to offer more than just commoditized broadband connections, and IPTV fits the bill.

As a result, IPTV service revenues will approach $14 billion in 2012, from $694 million in 2007, according to Strategy Analytics’ “US IPTV Forecast and Outlook” report.

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Iraqi TV Debate: Is the Earth Flat?

When it was announced that a war was coming, Iraq went through a major brain drain as  the best and the brightest chose to leave the country.  They will only return when it’s safe to come home.  As a result, these are the type of people making decisions in their country.

I don’t believe many countries would have given airtime to this argument, but its fascinating to see how they twist the facts to fit their understanding of the world.

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People Spend Twice as Much Time Online as Watching TV

Ever since US Internet usage became widespread, marketers have been tracking online usage to see if Web time was coming at the expense of TV time.

Now, IDC has found that Internet is the medium on which US online users spend the most time–32.7 hours per week, almost twice as much as they spend watching television. The data was collected in September and October 2007.

Now, People Spend Twice as Much Time Online as Watching TV

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