With all the running around we do at this time of the year, stop and watch the sun going down
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Here’s a link to the story followed by my commentary
You have to feel terrible for these people. Anyone even remotely connected to the media world has seen this coming for the past decade.
Even though responsible journalism is probably what’s needed most right now, it’s apparently not what is wanted enough of right now. Not wanted enough for people to pay enough to keep journalists paid for their fair and balanced content.
There’s content everywhere. Content of varying quality, of varying reliability, of varying substance.
If you notice what’s being consumed, the attention span of media consumers has gotten shorter and shorter.
Look at a teenager’s choice of content. 90% of it are disposable snapchat stories which limit the amount of time it’s even available to be read. It limits the time of each story is displayed. Messages get shared and are wiped away.
For teens, Facebook is a dinosaur. I understand that Facebook is still a monster for us old folk but they don’t care to get involved in the latest fake outrage politically correct dialogue. It’s meme culture. Short hits of content consumed and disposed of. Swiping swiping, swiping- all so disposable.
People tell you to make YouTube video’s less than a couple minutes because viewers don’t pay attention for any longer.
Video recipes are created in fast moving clips like the ones from Tasty but Buzzfeed is one of the media companies that had to lay off all it’s help.
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Hyperlocal Blogs. That’s where people spend their time consuming media today.
Outrage culture and psychotic negativity generated by the polarized hardcore political people has been driving people away from traditional media more and more every day.
Is anyone surprised by this?
Not good if you care about getting an honest take about what’s happening in the world without the editor’s filter but ever since cellphone cameras got to a point where photos (worth a thousand words) became as easy to share as tapping a couple of buttons, that’s the rabbit hole our society has been going.
It isn’t going to change any time soon. Not as long as people can mindlessly scroll through Instagram and Facebook and get their little endorphin hits of laughs or controversy while avoiding real life.
Calgon Facebook Take Me Away…
We noticed this apparently lost hawk sitting atop a weathervane and I couldn’t help but think he was calculating his next move.
Then we noticed there was a second hawk watching and waiting. I couldn’t help but think that second hawk was saying “If only you’d just ask for directions………”
Now I will be looking at this weathervane every time we drive by this lovely barn.
NYC jazz guitarist, Steve Lacey, returns to Feather & Wedge this Sunday for the F&W Jazz Brunch. Steve will be playing songs from the American Songbook along with some originals. If you missed him at Feather & Wedge in the past, make sure you catch him this time around.
Reservations suggested! 978.999.5917
Sunday, December 22, 2019
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966