How did you used to follow news stories? Well I believe that if you were a TV addict, as everyone was in the 80′s and 90′s, then you tuned in at 9pm to see what was going on when the news companies decided it. Then we got rolling news channels and people started having the news on as a background noise. The the real time internet arrived and everything changed.
On Twitter I was told that the only reason I don’t watch X Factor and other such rubbish is because I live in Spain and cannot see it. My answer can be seen here:
“@microedge @LisaHartwell I am 43 Steve. I may only have 43 more yrs. Watching reality TV isn’t one of the things I intend to do in life ”
More and more I live a virtual life using the Mac for many things every day including entertainment, communication and work but I don’t do the vicarious life, ie live my life through the success or failures of others.
Whilst in the UK, TV watching has gone up back above the four hours per day level, (please people get a life), here in Spain the balance has shifted so that now the time spent in front of the computer is now greater than the time spent in front of the TV. Spanish people are down to 2-2.5 Hours per day of TV which most sane people would still insist is probably 2 hours per day too much as the quality of it sucks.