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Breaking News Alert - That's So 30-Minutes Ago!

Okay so, all of us have pet peeves, and certainly one of mine is obtaining a news alert, something labeled "Breaking News" and then for the next two hours I get the same story from 10 different news sources. This indicates in my experience things are becoming only a little uncontrollable, and perhaps that is among the problems of having news media apps on personal tech devices, or subscribing to e-mail news lists of varied media outlets. Someone needs to correct this problem because it's getting so ridiculous, it's completely outrageous, and it is a waste of our time as users to have to keep deleting everything. Okay so let's talk.


Someone needs to develop an app which scans all the words of the media news alert that you get, and does not deliver duplicate "breaking news stories" from multiple media venues. Let's say you take the New York Times, your local paper  newspaper headlines, the USA Today, and several TV news stations' e-mail notifications, or donate to their apps. In this case, if a popular person died as an example, the app would scan all the info inside and if there is no new information from the last breaking news alert from an alternative media outlet, it would simply send it to the deleted box.


Allow me to offer you a typical example of why I even chose to create this article. The other day I felt an earthquake, it wasn't significantly more than about 40 miles away. Within 3 minutes, I obtained a news alert that there is a 5.5 earthquake near here. I obtained this news alert before I even had time to review to the computer to locate Cal Tech's online earthquake reports, something that folks in California do a lot. Then, for what must have been an hour or so and a half I kept getting breaking news alerts from a number of news organizations such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and Miami Herald.

Yes, I realize these newspapers are pretty far, and it probably isn't a genuine serious problem for them, but it sure seemed like lots of nonsense for me personally, all things considered, I felt the thing over an hour or so and a half ago, I don't need anyone to tell me there is an earthquake. Further, it looked like they certainly were all duplicates, like the Associated Press had typed it down and given into all of the newspapers, and they merely replayed it to any or all their subscribers' e-mail boxes. Enough is enough. Please contemplate all of this and think on it.

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