News in the Internet

My daily media comsume these days is restricted to my laptop. The Uganda papers are not comparable to German ones if you talk about independence and respectability. I only read them on a five hours bus trip, when there is nothing else to do.

Before I came here, I used to read the local paper (nearly) everyday while having breakfast. Sometimes I red the Süddeutsche as well. I rarely watched news on TV, but while driving I listened to the News provided by the Bayrischer Rundfunk.

Here I get my news from Google News. I can chose areas of interest and now get news about politics, economy, technics, Germany and the world. I even get articles about my German hometown and  what is in the German news about Uganda (and is quite interesting). All the news are aggregated from different news pages.

Additionally I subscribed 10 blogs about Linux (mostly Ubuntu), 3 about MeeGo, 11 about technics generally and 15 more and I am using Facebook. My account on is not used, as I don’t have too much bandwith to waste.

Lena’s (and therefore Germany’s) victory of the Eurovision Song Contest was brought to my by one of my subscribed blogs. I read about the resignation of the German President Horst Köhler at Facebook first. Are those media channels so much faster than the former ones? What about the reliability? These days I get most of the news, I am ineterested in, brought directly to me. A Ugandan friend first told me about the Bayern Munichs failure in the Champions League Finals (even though I am not too much into football). If I then want further information, I can easily get it. First step there is to verify the announcement what I am (disgrace on me) not doing for every message. Especially if it is nothing to important, I just leave it like this. But if I want to know more, I mostly use the traditional news pages.

How are you getting informed? Is there anybody getting his paper in the mornig delifered on his tablet pc? What is the primary news channel? What about news while you are on holiday, on a business trip in a foreign country or (like me) staying abroad for some more time?

1 thought on “News in the Internet”

  1. Ich lese keine (Print-)Tageszeitung. Die ist mir zu unaktuell, wie du schon sagtest, das Internet ist viel schneller. Ich informiere mich über Blogs, Twitter etc.
    Ich bekomme aber jede Woche die Zeit ins Haus. Als Wochenzeitung ist die Aktualität ohnehin eher zweitrangig, es geht um Hintergründe und weiterführende Infos.
    Mit der Kombination aus diesen beiden Medien, dem Internet und einer Wochenzeitung, bin ich eigentlich sehr zufrieden.

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