Comments on: Where the public turns for real-time news http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/06/where-the-public-turns-for-real-time-news/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/06/where-the-public-turns-for-real-time-news/comment-page-1/#comment-26485 Thu, 12 May 2011 11:14:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8161#comment-26485 As a news junkie, I get my news from several different sources.

I have checked all of the sites listed in the table from time to time, even Fox News, just to check on what ridiculous crap the social conservatives in America are consuming.

I even enjoy reading the English version of Pravda to acquaint myself with the Russian point of view. Pravda is much more informative and entertaining than I expected it to be.

But I have to say that I’m surprised that Reuters didn’t make the list. The stories on Reuters are continually updated to keep them current with new developments, the format is excellent and many of the most intelligent, professional, thoughtful and articulate reporters in the world can be found right here.

(No, I don’t work for Reuters and this is not a clandestine PR advertisement.)

Reuters is my number one choice for news.

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By: MaysonLancaster http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/06/where-the-public-turns-for-real-time-news/comment-page-1/#comment-26362 Sat, 07 May 2011 20:54:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8161#comment-26362 I wonder what the comparable counts for Al Jazeera were?

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By: klhoughton http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/06/where-the-public-turns-for-real-time-news/comment-page-1/#comment-26342 Fri, 06 May 2011 21:28:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8161#comment-26342 As RZ0 notes, I got the information from Twitter, which also mentioned that it was big enough that MSNBC was broadcasting live on the weekend and that Wolfie was hosting a Blitzed John King.

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By: Jboy609 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/06/where-the-public-turns-for-real-time-news/comment-page-1/#comment-26332 Fri, 06 May 2011 18:09:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8161#comment-26332 I have a different potential explanation — Yahoo smartly directs its e-mail users to its news content. I have both a yahoo and a gmail account, and my yahoo mail account gives me headlines when I check my e-mail, so I’m more likely to click through to yahoo news articles even though I’ve never deliberately gone to the yahoo news site to check news. Gmail does no such thing, although google news search is the first place I go when I’m actively seeking out the latest word on a specific story or topic.

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By: RZ0 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/06/where-the-public-turns-for-real-time-news/comment-page-1/#comment-26329 Fri, 06 May 2011 17:08:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8161#comment-26329 You’re looking at Monday, of course. But I think my experience on Sunday sheds some light on our media choices.
At 10:29 Sunday night, I read online that Obama was going to make a major announcement. I went to the White House web site, then to the White House page on Facebook. Since the announcement was delayed, I toggled between them and CNN and the NYT home pages for about 15 minutes before the ‘Osama is dead’ information trickled out.
By 11:15, I was still waiting, but my internet service had slowed to a crawl – maybe something to do with those 3K tweets per minute or something. I realized that any White House video would be buffering for an eternity, so I went upstairs and saw the speech on TV.

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By: GRRR http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/05/06/where-the-public-turns-for-real-time-news/comment-page-1/#comment-26327 Fri, 06 May 2011 16:37:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=8161#comment-26327 RSS feeds in Google Reader + Google News = perfection.

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