This topic derives from the recent deaths of Beastie Boys’ MCA & Former San Diego Linebacker Junior Seau. So, how did you find out about their deaths? Did you read the newspaper, find an article in a magazine, or watch the news? If anyone answers yes to this- I’ll give you my left arm (well, not really).
My guess is you signed into Facebook, Twitter, or got your daily dose of TMZ to find out these guys had croaked. What we don’t realize is this shift in the way we receive our daily news exemplifies a much larger shift in communication now, and in the future.
Social media has taken our news and instead of pushing the information out there- it’s pulling us in. We no longer go looking for our news; it finds us. We want every bit of news, gossip, sports updates and more in one forum…and it’s happening right in front of our eyes.
For example: if you’re a Chicago basketball lover- how did you find out about Derrick Rose tearing his ACL? I know Facebook did it in for me. When I logged on there were over 85 mentions of his name, and scrolling through the page it was one comment after another about how sad it is that Derrick Rose is out for the season.
So, what do you think about this shift in the way we find our news? What do you think is next? Please, leave a comment below!