World Wide Web (Internet) use overtakes Print and Newspapers … Sense a Trend?


According to the Financial Times, the time that Europeans spend on the internet has Internetovertaken the amount of time they spend reading newspapers and magazines. No shock here. With the popularity of Myspace, Facebook and YouTube is it any wonder? Specific news events are covered on-line by independent blogs in a much more timely manner. By the time the story gets to print, its obsolete. In many cases by the time a story is reported on a nightly cable channel the story is hours old. Old journalism, welcome to the new world.

There is a reason why even the networks execs ask each other … “have you seen Drudge?” There is a reason why The Washington Post wrote the following editorial, Everyone in Our Newsroom Wants to Be a Blogger … “Our largest driver of traffic is Matt Drudge.” However, too bad the MSM does not understand the fine art of blogging.

Posted October 9, 2006 by
Internet, Media | 5 comments

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    5 Responses to “World Wide Web (Internet) use overtakes Print and Newspapers … Sense a Trend?”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on October 9th, 2006 2:35 pm

      Could it be an element of bias (distrust) that we go to the internet first?

    2. Boerenkool on October 9th, 2006 7:05 pm

      This is totally offtopic, but just to point the attention of scared monkeys to a small news-item in Dutch media this week:

      A while ago, there was a lot of discussion on this site about the decisision of a Dutch judge to allow the newly formed “pedophile party” to run in the national elections later this year.

      Pretty much all the none-Dutch people here (and quite a lot Dutch too) were outraged, and pretty much accused anyone defending this decision of crimes against humanity.
      A lot of the Dutch people posting here said it was simply against our (and any) democratic constitution to deny the formation of this party, but that it wouldn’t matter anyway since no-one but pedophiles themselves would ever consider voting for this party. There are no more pedophiles in the Netherlands then in any other country, and the would thus die a silent dead.

      What got most of these people (me including) angry at that time was a lot of the anti-Dutch trash talk that followed here, including some bizarre statements from people that “had always known the Dutch had a ‘thing’ for small children”, Holland is full of pedophiles, links to the Holloway-case, etc.

      Well, here’s the thing: in the Netherlands, to be able to run in the elections you have to get a minimum amount of signatures from Dutch people around the country, with which they give their approval for the party’s running in the election. From the top of my head I don’t know the exact amount, but I believe it’s around 200, and the deadline ended this week.
      Guess what, the pedophile party didn’t make it. Out of the 16.000.000 (that’s 16 milion) people in the Netherlands, they couldn’t find 200 people willing to support their bid in the elections. So that’s it, end of story, now we’ll never hear from them again, unless it’s in relation to them being caught doing unlawfull stuff, for which you can be sure they’ll be extra monitored now.

      Post that on your website.

    3. Ramlady on October 10th, 2006 1:49 am

      #2 Boerenkool; yes, I remember that story posted on SM about 3 months ago if I recall. It’s good to know the pedophile party could not find enough supporters to be able to run in elections. I also recall that the “trash talk” you referred to went both ways. The overwhelming majority of the 400+ posts were from Dutch posters. I was one of the American posters who said I did not feel that all Dutch were pedophiles. Recalling your anger at reading some of those anti-Dutch negative posts, perhaps now you know how many Americans feel when we are unfairly portrayed by people in other countries and the foreign media?

    4. Carpe Noctem on October 10th, 2006 3:19 pm


      Point taken,
      thanks for that post.

    5. karen.dickson on November 22nd, 2006 12:54 am

      Help me stop pedophiles who hunt from the offices right next to mine at the Department of Justice, Canada.

      They use the Children’s Aid Society to “apprehend” my child to avoid kidnapping charges.

      Please ask questions and do not bring your children to Canada.

      Karen Dickson
      Barrister and Solicitor

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