if the news is that important it will find me

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    I love this quote. It apparently was uttered in a focus group by a college student, and I find it really resonates to explain how the mechanics and attitudes via which people stay in touch are altering.

    I first came across it via Matthew Ingram’s blog and he in turn found it in a NYT article. As Matthew says, the article “does a great job of describing how digital word of mouth…has become a dominant means of news delivery for young people in a way that I’m not sure old geezers like myself quite grasp”. In other words, as the NYT article puts it, people “are replacing the professional filter — reading The Washington Post, clicking on CNN.com — with a social one”.
    www.mathewingram.com/work/2008/03/27/if-the-news-is-impor...
    www.nytimes.com/2008/03/27/us/politics/27voters.html?_r=1....

    Original image thanks to Razorfrog via www.flickr.com/photos/maxelman/2246217877/

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    1. maxelman 97 months ago | reply

      Color corrected, larger version:
      fly

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