There have been similar websites/concepts but these were based on earlier technologies, usually mobile phones using MMS, they could never provide the comprehensive service offered by new technology internet news sites.
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While mobile phones were successful in sending news and pictures, for example the tsunami in Thailand, mobile phone networks often cannot cope with the volume of traffic during such an event. Networks were overwhelmed with people trying to call friends or relatives to see if they were safe.
In the very aftermath of the London bombings, mobile phone networks were unable to cope and the situation was made worse by frequent re-dials by people.
Phone networks expect a certain amount of traffic based on the number of people who subscribe to that network; Internet works on a different principle and hence does not stop working efficiently in times of increased communication.
The speed with which breaking news hits the internet cannot be improved as it only takes a few minutes to send news to the user/reporter in 3 easy steps:-
- Click to write and report news
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The coverage of a UK based internet news website is usually :-
- London and the South West
- n ireland
- North West
- European and world coverage.
There may also be other tabs for Travel News, Entertainment, Sports, Business, Politics, Technology. New websites that use content management systems such as Drupal (used by the White House) can handle large amounts of information with ease.
News from any country in the world can be uploaded to the website as easily and quickly as regional news, and users can read the news of their interest at the click of a button.
This is in contrast to 24-hour news on television, where viewers watch news that may not be relevant to them while they wait for the news item they are interested in. If they watch the same 24-hour news channel in 30 minutes. Later, they may notice that some news is kind of on a loop, and they have to rewatch the same story even though they weren’t interested in it the first time around.
24 Hour News, iPad and Mobile Internet Devices
The internet is now the best medium for breaking news 24 hours a day due to the increasingly widespread use of mobile internet devices. Examples are iPads, tablet PCs, notebooks and the latest generation mobile phones with fast and efficient internet access.
Today’s young professionals are increasingly using Internet news sites at home and at work. They can quickly zoom in on news, business or travel items and then move on to the next item in their busy schedule.
When a large number of consumers bought and used mobile phones in addition to their fixed lines or as an alternative to having a fixed phone line, it affected the way we communicate. It is expected that as more and more consumers buy and use mobile Internet devices, or as an alternative to their ‘fixed line’ (broadband or network at work/university), the most successful ones will become Will increase 24 hours driven breaking news Internet sites.