My typical morning starts around 4ish with me sucking on some Mt Dew (caffeine) and a troll through the internet for about a 1/2 hour.
I usually hit Intellicast first to see how to gear up for the morning walk. It's raining this morning (sigh) so I got up and stuck some towels in the washer.
Since I'm still not awake I figured I'd waste some time on Yahoo, my usual site for "News".
I use finger quotes for that because the word "News" is an oxymoron anymore.
You can't be called "News" if the Kardashians are in the first few articles.
Yahoo always has Kardashian news.
Like I care.
But I digress.
Anyhow I click over to Yahoo and discover some weird, foreign website. I mean the entire page composition has changed. It doesn't even say Yahoo at the top anymore it just has a modified Y symbol.
Fine, I tell myself. MSN and USA Today have also changed their format over the years. I stopped going to their sites because I felt I had to click through eighteen different stops just to get where I wanted to be.
So Yahoo became my "go-to" site for news. I got used to the strip of tiles trolling by offering me up to a hundred different articles that might catch my attention and my click.
I've heard about the importance of the click.
But do you have to make it so hard for me to find something interesting to click onto? There's so much garbage on the page jockeying for my attention that I've got jiggling eyeball syndrome.
We gave up buying newspapers ten years or so ago in favor of our electronic options. Maybe I'm getting old but I can't keep up. It's just too much sensory overload.
So goodbye Yahoo. Hello Google News. At least your page is more orderly.
Where do you all shop for news?