Current news sources
We once relied solely on the newspapers, television, and neighborhood gossip for the latest fashion news. Since the advent of the Internet, newspapers have become a dying trend and are no longer the primary source of news-related information. More and more people are relying on the Internet to stay informed and turn to the sites they already visit frequently on a regular basis. Surprisingly, a multitude of platforms have emerged that offer fashion news in a myriad of formats.
Most of these sites report in a very different format than traditional sites, which has historically been very objective and straight to the point. News sites now offer more opinion-oriented articles. They often present information in an informative but entertaining way in the hopes of competing with all the much less formal platforms that offer fun and offbeat reporting. Websites like Facebook and Twitter are changing the way we read the news. They facilitate the integration of staying informed in our daily activities.
Many of us check the news while browsing on Facebook or Twitter, and we turn to the profiles and statistics of our friends for the latest news or gossip. Traditionally, our expectations have been very high when it comes to the accuracy of the source related to news. Today we have become more insensitive to receiving news from less reliable sources, accepting claims without validation that the information is, in fact, true and accurate. Our friends’ latest Twitter status update is now an acceptable trending news source, and people are getting a lot more vocal about their opinions.
In the past, if we had a complaint or opinion about something we read in the newspaper, we would have filed a complaint and expected it to be read or published. Today, however, it only takes the click of a button to create a viral statement about what we have read or heard. We also have many more sources to validate what we have read in the newspaper or heard on television. We can see it not only from the “objective” point of view of traditional news sources, but also from the point of view of opinion. Sources like Twitter, Facebook, and other social platforms make it easy for us to see what other people are saying and give us different points of view. Social networking sites structure our communication effectively to simplify our thoughts. Even email seems stale when we interact with our friends and share news through these innovative channels.