More balanced or more confusion due to the growth of information sources

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In the past, we would gather much of our information from a limited number of resources. For example, the main networks on television like ABC, NBC and CBS were largely watched by many people and our perspectives were much more skewed towards what was said by the main broadcasters. However, with the advent of the internet, we now have blogs, many more video sources and just a plethora of other sources of information that we are potentially getting different perspectives on incidents and issues throughout the world.

The great thing is that the information also keeps us more informed about more aspects of the world. However, having so many inputs many affect us in a negative manner if all those differing perspectives contrast with each other. We may have a harder time separating what we think is the truth from what is broadcasted on Youtube vs. what is said on a blog vs. what is written in on MNBC. Also, as the differing sources battle it out for revenues, they will also need more people to write for them, but if they lose out on their ability to produce revenues like they did in the past (I speak of the larger networks), the quality of their journalists or writers may decrease and we may also see less factual information, but more opinion oriented details. Who knows?

Anyway, the increase in sources of information truly makes the world an interesting place these days. I just noticed watching several videos and several new faces on websites whereas in the past we were used to Rather, Brokaw and Jennings telling us “how it is.” Interesting…

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