It’s not so long ago, the best way to get informed was to watch nocturnal news on television, listen to the radio or read the newspaper. Things have changed dramatically over the past decade. With the advent of the Internet, we no longer depend on television or radio for tendency to tend. Some mouse clicks and we have the whole world literally at our tips. We can instantly access millions of press articles adapted to our specific interests.
The press sites have replaced TV channels and the best news of the day are available in RSS feeds, email alerts and shared comments on social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter. With laptops, wireless internet connectivity and a multitude of applications, we are now able to communicate with other unprecedented people, no matter where we are at any time during the day or night.
With the emergence of smartphones, this trend has simply strolled. Smartphones and other devices of this type simply revolutionized the way we are looking for news and share interesting items with others. A revolution in Syria is followed on Twitter using a smartphone. Updates are shared in real time with supporters around the world. A high school party invitation is sent using a message that snows snowball quickly until it reaches everyone at school. From the news that can overthrow a government to harmless tweets directed to his darling, the information had much faster than any other time in world history.
People have the power to decide when they want their news to be delivered and how it will be personalized. Smartphone applications provide unprecedented features that take advantage of innovative features such as location. We can easily get news specific to our location at any time. The convenience and power of this targeted content make the tasks associated with much more efficient news consumption. With traditional methods, we spent more time and has received less adapted reports to our interests. We will look at the Night News for half an hour just to find one or two interesting stories. The contrary only with the personalized news that we can receive today in just a few seconds. Search engines and news aggregators are accessible in a few seconds just about anywhere, either via laptops or smartphones.
In the future, technology will become even more integrated into our lives. The social networking revolution is just beginning. With millions of people who join Facebook and Twitter Monthly, the effectiveness with which we consume news will increase only.