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Friday Five! 
25th-Feb-2011 05:05 pm
Leopard White Mage
From thefridayfive:

1. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?

News... paper? Is that like an analog blog?

Um, I guess local events are the most interesting to me, because I'm not likely to find local events on CNN or Huffington Post.

2. Sunday comics or weekday strips? Which comic is your favorite?

I've been known to read comics from time to time, mostly when I'm visiting the parents. I guess my favorite would be Dilbert.

3. Do you read your daily horoscope? Do you believe in it?

Haha, no and no. Just like CSI and cheetahs, horoscopes are for entertainment purposes, and not to be taken seriously.

4. Does the paper become bird cage lining, do you recycle, or does it get thrown in the trash?

For the occasional circular that I get sent at home, I keep those around for purposes of setting wet shoes on, setting food on if I'm eating in the living room, etc. That's very rare, though.

5. Where do you read the paper? At home, at work, or elsewhere?

Once again, I don't read paper. :-P I check news sites from home, work, and on my iPhone on the train. CNN has a very nice mobile site.

Is there anyone out there who actually reads a physical newspaper?
25th-Feb-2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Is there anyone out there who actually reads a physical newspaper?

Not for a decade or so: http://www.bloomberg.com/ serves me for 'news' in several-hours-old net-historic times; I've also got a slew of realtime newsfeeds for serious business.
25th-Feb-2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
An actual conversation with my mom:

Mom: I haven't read the newspaper in three days!

Me: So, you read news websites all day at work, watch local news on TV at home 3 shows in a row, and get local news alerts on your phone. Why don't you drop your newspaper subscription and save $100/year?

Mom: I can't do that, how would I know what goes on? I might miss something.

Me: You have CNN open all day at work, the only local news channel is on TV all evening, and you get SMS alerts whenever someone's car crashes into a car. What are you possibly going to miss?

Mom: But what if the newspaper catches something the local TV channel misses?

Me: Have they ever? Has there ever been a story you saw in the paper that wasn't at least mentioned on TV the previous day? The newspaper has like 3 photographers and 4 staff writers, they even missed a story that happened next door to their building!

Mom: Well, I just like having the paper.
25th-Feb-2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
I tend to get the Sunday paper most weeks. coupons and classifieds two big reasons.
25th-Feb-2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
I spend $30 a month for daily and Sunday newspaper. I read them over breakfast.
26th-Feb-2011 12:56 am (UTC)
I still like reading a good old fashioned newspaper.
26th-Feb-2011 01:48 am (UTC)
There's a newspaper seller in the little waiting area I pass through on my way to the train from the parking garage, and newspapers discarded all over the damn place, so I suppose so, but given all the people focused on their smartphones on the subway, I have no idea who.
26th-Feb-2011 08:14 am (UTC)
So it's cheetahs that are for entertainment purposes, and leopards that are for SRS BIZNUS.

Glad we got that one straightened out. ;)
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