News Tech is Changing the Way We Know and Understand the World
One of the best trends to have developed in recent years is the growing popularity of news tech. Many people, who previously didn’t pay attention to or use the newest technological trends, have now become more involved in it. In fact, some people don’t even want to read the news anymore! Here are some fascinating trends that show how news technology has changed lives:
Social Networking. We all know that Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are currently some of the most popular websites on the planet. The newest version, Facebook Mute, allows users to un-mute their Facebook profile pictures and chat logs. This means that, no matter what your status is, your friends can now see all of them!
Digital Clarity. Many people who were skeptic about “wireless cameras” have grown increasingly open to the idea over the last few years. Smartphones with digital cameras have been on the market for several years, but they were largely ignored by consumers. Now, however, the technology is finally being utilized by the general public. Smartphones with motion sensors are quickly gaining fans, and the result is a whole new generation of smartphone owners.
Digg. Digg is one of the most popular online news sites. Visitors to Digg are constantly seeking out new content. A simple search for a keyword is usually followed by a link to a new Digg story. The site is quickly running out of new items to publish, and therefore all new content is submitted to the site within 24 hours.
YouTube. Probably the best thing to happen to news tech in the past decade. People all over the world have experienced the joys of watching a video before seeing it on the news. Today, videos can be shared across almost any platform with the click of a button.
This new focus on news has caused a major transformation in newsrooms all over the United States. In cities large and small, reporters are having to change how they approach their jobs. Rather than simply repeating information from a website, they now need to explain why that particular piece of information is relevant to the reader. Many publications are laying off news reporters as they attempt to meet the demands of the new technology. If you want to keep your job, you may have to learn to adapt. As technology changes so do the needs of the news media.