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Brekkie33,845 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
I'd say everything in the must read section at the moment in time is the absolute opposite. Some of the content being churned out lately just can't be justified - would much rather see that content gone completely and things like the news app on TV protected.
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Neil Jones6,152 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
I'd say everything in the must read section at the moment in time is the absolute opposite. Some of the content being churned out lately just can't be justified - would much rather see that content gone completely and things like the news app on TV protected.


I wonder if its all about getting traffic and clicks and views lately? By going for the lowest common denominator style of "news" it seems to attract readership that in years gone by would never have gone anywhere near a highbrow BBC. I suppose it could be argued that if they don't "adapt", they'll have to consider getting shot of it and if that means copying FYI Daily on occasion then so be it.

Embedding Twitter posts is lazy at the best of times, but when its used correctly it can provide an alternative voice, but more often than not it's just whoever's filtered to the top of the list for a particular hashtag regardless of how reliable it is.

We all remember that comment that the bloke made to the television news in 1997 when Diana died and the flag wasn't flying outside Buckingham Palace. If we'd had Twitter in 1997 that soundbite would have been a perfect Twitter analogy of its time. It's not the content that's changed, its just the way it gets presented. You can see people post on the "I grew up in <somewhere>/Buy and sell in <somewhere>" type Facebook groups, ridiculous posts like "Somebody stood by my front gate and farted loudly, I think they may be up to something, be aware", followed by a string of comments that seem to imply other people have had their gates farted on too. Sometimes I think people aren't happy unless they're moaning.
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