In this article, Jeff Jarvis talks about how the delivery of news to readers has completely changed with the use of social media and content-sharing sites. The article explains how in this modern world, news is delivered to the readers directly with an article link instead of a newspaper or a homepage of a publication.
I liked how Jarvis clearly listed and explained examples of this phenomenon. Some examples mentioned were how users use direct article links instead of browsing a home page, and tools that are now provided by major tech companies such as Facebook’s Instant Articles and Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP). I did not know about Google’s AMP service, so that was interesting for me to read about.
While I did find this article interesting and filled with information, I wish there were more quotes and perspectives reported from major publications and the tailored “media brands” on Facebook that Jarvis mentioned. I did appreciate the quotes from Ev Williams of Medium, but I personally did not find that perspective to be enough. Did you think that the reporting was fair in this article? What voices do you think are missing, if any?
I personally like both the news meeting me where I am, and going to the news myself. I do find tailored news on my Facebook newsfeed enjoyable, but I also like to read news that is not directly in my sphere of interest. I like going directly to news sites to find news I wouldn’t think to look for, or ask for. Do you like the idea of news being tailored for you and your interests, and meeting you “where you are”?