Friday, July 27, 2007

BREAKING (OR BROKEN?) NEWS ALERTS

So I signed up to receive these CNN Breaking News Alert bulletins via e-mail through the CNN.com website. Have you tried this? I figured it would be a great way to keep up to speed on breaking news as it happens. And because I have my e-mail pushed to my Smartphone, I can also stay current when I'm out and about. Unfortunately, the CNN Breaking News Alerts are anything but "breaking." For some reason, they're not sending out breaking news until well after it breaks, at which point I guess it would be considered broken.

Yet I remain hopeful every time my phone jingles with a new e-mail from CNN that it is going to be some incredible news flash I can share with everyone around me. But each time I open it up my eager eyes are met with yesterday's headlines: Michael Vick pleads not guilty. NASA astronauts drunk. Lindsay Lohan all coked up and no where to go.

Then this morning I got one that read "Magna Carta Ratified" and I just gave up. When it comes to news alerts, if it ain't breaking, it's broken.

1 comment:

slskenyon said...

I'll have to agree with you on this one. I have never signed up in the same fashion you have, but I suspected this would be the case and saved myself what would have been the resulting disappointment.

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