Techdirt Podcast Episode 101: Where Do You Get Your News?

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The news industry has been in an ongoing state of upheaval ever since the dawn of the internet. In addition to the many ways that technology changes reporting and publishing, there has also been a profound effect on how people find their news. This week, we step away from the big debate about echo chambers and filter bubbles, and talk about evolving news-finding habits and what they mean for the industry.

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    crade (profile), 6 Dec 2016 @ 4:23pm

    kids reading

    I'm a bit outside the young people demographic too, but
    The nice thing about reading on internet as opposed to other forms of news is it's good for multitasking. Reading something basically doesn't conflict with listening to your music, watching tv or videos, playing video games, etc. A couple audio video feeds running at once on your computer will fight with each other for your attention, but the text just politely sits in the background waiting for you when you feel like reading. If you don't want to actually give the news very much attention, it is much better off as a text/image article than a audio or video feed.

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    ryuugami, 6 Dec 2016 @ 8:11pm

    "Where Do You Get Your News?"

    Sadly, about half of it I get from Techdirt :D

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    Whatever, 7 Dec 2016 @ 8:30am

    If I don't see it on Fox or CNN, it's not news.

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    APangOfGuilt (profile), 8 Dec 2016 @ 4:14am

    RRS feeds

    I'm listening to the podcast right now, and I guess I'm one of the diehards who refuse to let go of RSS feeds.

    After Google killed off Reader, I migrated to Feedly, which I use either in Firefox on my laptop or a dedicated app on my phone (I highly recommend FeedMe for Android phones).

    With regards to the lack of filters & curation for RSS feeds, I used Yahoo Pipes for several years - until that also was killed off.
    Recently, though, I found SpecificFeeds (I'm not sure if links are allowed, but Google is your friend), which also lets you filter RSS feeds. Not nearly as powerful as Pipes, but still a lot better than nothing, and really helps cut down the firehose of information from sites that only offer one single feed with all of their posts.

    If there are any other RSS-diehards out there, I suggest you give it a try!

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