Okay so, all of us have pet peeves, and among mine is getting a news alert, something labeled “Breaking News” and then for the next two hours I get the same story from 10 different news sources. It seems in my experience things are getting a little uncontrollable, and perhaps this is one of the problems of having news media apps on personal tech devices, or subscribing to e-mail news lists of numerous media outlets. Someone needs to repair this problem because it’s getting so ridiculous, it’s completely outrageous, and it is just a waste of our time as users to own to keep deleting everything. Okay so let’s talk.
Someone needs to develop an app which scans all what of the media news alert you will get, and does not 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 newsone TV news stations’ e-mail notifications, or sign up to their apps. In this instance, if a popular person died as an example, the app would scan all the information inside and if there was no new information from the past breaking news alert from a different media outlet, it’d simply send it to the deleted box.
Let me give you a good example of why I even chose to write this article. The other day I felt an earthquake, it wasn’t significantly more than about 40 miles away. Within 3 minutes, I got a news alert that there was a 5.5 earthquake near here. I got this news alert before I even had time and energy to review to the computer to search Cal Tech’s online earthquake reports, something that folks in California do a lot. Then, for what should have been one hour and a half I kept getting breaking news alerts from all sorts of news organizations including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Miami Herald.
Yes, I realize why these newspapers are pretty far, and it probably isn’t a genuine big problem for them, nonetheless it sure seemed like a lot of nonsense for me, after all, I felt the one thing over one hour and a half ago, I don’t need someone to tell me there was an earthquake. Further, it looked like they were all duplicates, like the Associated Press had typed it down and given into most of the newspapers, and they merely replayed it to any or all their subscribers’ e-mail boxes. Enough is enough. Please consider all this and think on it.