Published Date 2/4/12 5:03 PM
I am visiting my parents who are of the newspaper reading age, it’s an interesting revelation/reminder to me of something I have known for a long time. That the people in newspapers are trailing edge, their thoughts and opinions are a week old, their news stale even before it is printed on paper.
IP based news is gatekeeper frictionless, instant as it happens and its up to you to build your own network of connections. If you haven’t done this then you are back in the world of gatekeeper flow and even lower “quality” news world. The IP world is not a panacea for lack of action on your part, it’s just an opening of possibility that you can build a news flow that is not gatekeepered and/or a week old.