Everyone has heard that Video Killed the Radio Star. Everyone also knows that newspapers are slowly going to the wayside. But has anyone taken into consideration how much the X O’clock news and the local weatherman are dealing with the propagation of internet via “smart” phones that can tell you what you would like to know any time instead of 10 minutes to the hour?
Admittedly, I do not watch as much TV as other people seem to, but I do get a strong gut feeling that with the increased popularity of internet enable devices that there is less need for someone to tell me what their best guess is at weather for the next few hours or days. My phone (an pretty much all others) can tell me a 2 week forecast without giving any bias opinions about how cute a local kid with a fish is. Weather people never seem to be as accurate either, mostly because they cannot revise their forecast like my phone does every several seconds/minutes.
Even if weather people aren’t on their way out, I am happy to say that I don’t need to waste anymore of my life sitting behind a glowing television screen listening to local horror stories waiting to find out what I should wear the next day.
Do you take an hour out of your day to watch the news/weather? Or are you more likely to use a phone or some other source for a quick glance at some weather internet site?