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News can be transmitted faster through technology all over the world.
People can have complete control of what news they want to read about. Traditional newspapers convey local news more than international news while online newspapers from different countries can be accessed for free through the internet. There are many advantages for people to convert reading from traditional newspapers to online newspapers.
Any news around the world can be published online within a matter of few seconds. People can be more updated with the help of online newspapers. Current affairs news can be viewed immediately through the internet rather than waiting for a day in order to read it on the printed newspapers.
The online newspapers are updated every few minutes and the headlines keeps changing as and when new incidents occur in the world.
Most of the news that is available online is free of cost. People only need a computer and internet connection for browsing through the world news.
It is easy and convenient to read news online and people can multitask while they read online newspaper.
With the help of technology, customization of the news can be done. People, who are interested only in certain sections of news like business news or Sports News, can be provided with options on the website to display only that specific section instead of the entire newspaper.
Certain websites provide the viewers with the ability to discuss the news and events of the world among the peers. The interaction while reading news can make it more interesting.
Different viewpoints can be discussed by people all over the world for specific news.
The online newspapers provide the medium for the society to communicate back to the media. It can help them improve their ways of publishing news.
As traditional newspapers are printed on papers, the invention of online newspapers helps to create a greener environment by preserving the trees that are used for papers.
Purchasing newspapers can use up plenty of time and money which can be minimized by reading online newspapers.
Any news from all over the world can be viewed with just one click of the mouse from the comfort of each person’s home.
People prefer updated and comprehensive news. The unlimited space available on the internet can publish a variety of news and events from all over the world in order to attract as many viewers as possible. Gradually, people are converting themselves into avid online news readers.
There is still an incredible buzz that surrounds social networking and the latest thing to hit the social network is the introduction of direct communication from celebrities and sports athletes. The rich and famous now take to their Twitter to ‘tweet’ out against the press with stories that have been written about them and to confirm or deny the latest gossip. It is the same for the sports social network world. One good example would be Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, as he has one of the most popular Facebook Fan Pages in the world.
Phelps uses his fan pages on Facebook as an online diary, as a forum to communicate with his millions of fans. He talks about his personal experiences, shares videos of himself and uploads pictures of himself and pictures of sponsorships he is involved with. Recently, when controversy struck Phelps and he made the headlines, he took to his Facebook to apologize to his fans.
It just shows how this new social network generation wants to be able to communicate with their sporting heroes, something that was never possible in the past. The sports social network also presents a new real time form of communication that can react faster than the press. If a piece of real time news appears on someone’s Twitter or other sports social network then it can quickly spread across the internet before the press has even found out.
Not only sports news, but recently the personal news of sports personalities has also been appearing, directly from the personality themselves. Not so long ago Lance Armstrong informed his million fans worldwide that his girlfriend had given birth to their son, Max. The proud father then went on to show off pictures of his newborn and all this has been made possible with social networking.
Although online social networking is only in its infancy, it is easy to see how quickly it has adapted and how a sports social network can now bypass the media completely and allow for sport athletes to communicate directly to their fans in a way they want to.
Shaquille O’Neal a player for Cleveland Cavaliers is also another athlete who is not shy to sport social network sites. With over two million followers on Twitter, this sport celebrity speaks daily about his thoughts on news in the sport world. A few months ago he even shared his thoughts with the online world regarding an NBA trade and even answered questions directly to his fans.
Overall it is interesting to see where social networking technology will end up taking us, especially within the sports industry. For now it offers a fascinating window into the personal lives of our celebrity -obsessed culture and shows no signs of slowing down just yet.
Sport is one of the well-published issues in the Net. Sport issues gain a lot of publicity and discussions in the media. The examples are numerous: thousands of football news article depict the reactions of trainers to a particular event. Important soccer games are an everyday issue in TV channels. New technologies are used everywhere in coverage of sports: tennis streaming video presents the particular strokes of favored tennis stars, such as Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova. At the days of serious matches, fans enjoy watching the game of their favored teams in tennis or football online. We might ask ourselves: what is the role the Media plays in Sport?
One probable answer would be that the media successfully exploits the public need for entertainment. People have always felt the need to be entertained, starting from the days of gladiators, when the public’ general demand was to see people die in front of them in exchange for their money. As the years went by, the forms of the entertainment changed and became less cruel, but the principle of the crowd asking for Panem et circenses (i.e. “bread and circuses”) remained the same. In this matter, sports news is the best possible entertainment, and watching sport online or on TV is the best possible way to witness the actual thing happening.
And here comes the next possible answer: media adheres to the needs of the wide public, fulfilling the desire to watch the “actual thing” on-line. Although a football match might occur in Milano, and tennis game may take place in Moscow, media brings the tennis game and the football match straight to your living room, without the need to get up from sofa and buy the ticket to Milano or wherever you want to get to. Media makes use of our need to witness the actual thing by serving as a mediator between the sporting event, which happens somewhere out there, and us, the viewers.
Being a central part of our everyday experience, media brings sports coverage to our living room and shows it to us whenever we choose. I’d say it’s a good thing, but you – choose for yourselves.