Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Social newsworking

It occurred to me that my main sources of news about the world around me these days are as follows:
  1. News articles that friends post to Facebook
  2. Four-month-old episodes of Conan O'Brien that I watch while working out each morning (Yes, I'm a bit behind.  Apparently this movie New Moon just came out in theatres last week, and teenage girls really enjoy hot shirtless werewolves.)
  3. Hearing coworkers talk about news events that were referenced on The Daily Show or The Colbert Report in a humorous manner the previous night
  4. News topics that people somehow tie to World of Warcraft on the World of Warcraft forums
  5. News headlines I happen to see flash up on the TV in the cafeteria at work (when it is not playing soccer or Jerry Springer)
I'm so informed.

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