Okay so, all of us have pet peeves, and certainly one of mine is finding a news alert, something labeled “Breaking News” and then for the next two hours I get the exact same story from 10 different news sources. It seems to me things are receiving a little out of control, and perhaps this really is one of many problems of getting news media apps on personal tech devices, or subscribing to e-mail news lists of varied media outlets. Someone needs to correct this dilemma because it’s getting so ridiculous, it’s completely outrageous, and it is really a waste of our time as users to have to keep deleting everything. Okay so let’s talk.
Someone needs to come up with a software which scans all the language of the media news alert you will get, and doesn’t deliver duplicate “breaking news stories” from multiple media venues. Let’s say you take the New York Times, your local paper, the USA Today, and several naija news TV news stations’ e-mail notifications, or contribute to their apps. In this instance, if a famous person died for example, the app would scan all the data inside it and if there is no new information from the last breaking news alert from a different media outlet, it would simply send it to the deleted box.
Allow me to give you a typical example of why I even chose to write this article. Yesterday I felt an earthquake, it wasn’t more than about 40 miles away. Within 3 minutes, I obtained a news alert that there is a 5.5 earthquake near here. I obtained this news alert before I even had time and energy to go over to the computer to locate Cal Tech’s online earthquake reports, something that men and women in California perform a lot. Then, for what must have been an hour and a half I kept getting breaking news alerts from a number of news organizations like the New York Times, Washington Post, and Miami Herald.
Yes, I realize why these newspapers are pretty far away, and it probably isn’t a real big problem for them, however it sure seemed like plenty of nonsense for me personally, all things considered, I felt the one thing over an hour and a half ago, I don’t need someone to tell me there is an earthquake. Further, it looked as though they were all duplicates, as though the Associated Press had typed it down and given into all the newspapers, and they merely replayed it to any or all their subscribers’ e-mail boxes. Enough is enough. Please contemplate all this and think on it.