Information Overload?

I have a confession to make: I’m a news junkie.

I’ve always wanted to be a journalist for ABC. Growing up, I was inexplicably drawn to watching the news whenever I had the chance. I still can’t really describe it.

Lately, however, I’ve been obsessed with the News app on my iPhone. It’s literally one of my new favorite things. I can’t get enough information.

As of writing this, I have a backlog of news articles that goes back 7 weeks. I’m slowly catching up, but I can only read so much in one day. It doesn’t help that I’m interested in pretty much everything, so I read almost every article that pops up.

Of course, people have to chime in like “You don’t need to read everything.” They don’t understand. They think I’m playing game on my phone when I’m actually trying to make a dent in my backlog. If they understood, I don’t think they’d complain about my phone usage as much as they currently do.

Am I crazy for wanting to read everything? It’s not really a bad thing. I don’t really see a problem with it, myself.

2 responses to “Information Overload?”

  1. I like my news in newsprint–as in, on paper. Partly that’s habit–I’m 306 years old–but partly it’s so that I don’t have some algorithm deciding what I want to read. I think I get a wider look at the world that way.


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