Okay so, we all have pet peeves, and one of mine is getting a news alert, something labeled “Breaking News” and then for the next two hours I get the same story from 10 different news sources. It seems to me things are getting a little out of control, and perhaps this is one of the problems of having news media apps on personal tech devices, or subscribing to e-mail news lists of various media outlets. Someone needs to fix this problem because it’s getting so ridiculous, it’s completely over the top, and it is a waste of our time as users to have to keep deleting everything. Okay so let’s talk.
Someone needs to come up with an app which scans all the words of the media news alert that you get, and does not deliver duplicate “breaking news stories” from multiple media venues. Let’s say you take the New York Times, your local paper, the USA Today, and a couple of TV news stations’ e-mail notifications, or subscribe to their apps. In this case, if a famous person died for instance, the app would scan all the information in it and if there was no new information from the last breaking news alert from a different media outlet, it would simply send it to the deleted box.