Do you buy a newspaper on a daily basis?

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  1. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    In this day and age, I am still surprised to see so many people who buy a newspaper on a daily basis.. reading up on what's "new" (even though the news can be outdated) etc..

    i just don't get it.. is it just habit?

    i have never bought a newspaper.. always read online.. as that is always up to date.

    ok, if you don't have web access, then fair enough, but over the last few years, the UK has seen a boom in broadband users who still buy papers..

    what's the deal?

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  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    At the moment I get a daily paper.
    My puppy needs something to go to the loo on.
     
  3. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    or u kill 2 birds with 1 stone - u get to read the paper and also use as bog roll :p
     
  4. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    Delivered to front porch every morning. A lot of times I'll come across an article I've already read the night before on Google News. :cool:
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    I get some of the local papers in print, but read a few national ones online.
     
  6. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    I'm subscribed to one of the leading belgian papers. It also gives me access to their site but I still prefer turning the paper pages ...
     
  7. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    my point exactly - so why bother? :rolleyes:
     
  8. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    For the tradition I suppose; the morning coffee and the paper.... :D
     
  9. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    We only get weekends now, as we kinda stopped reading the daily. It took us an entire week just to bring last Sunday's (the 13th) paper inside the house.
     
  10. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    lol.. yeah..

    i feel sorry for any paperboy/girl who has to lug around the sunday papers.. need to get a truck instead of a bike :D
     
  11. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    I don't feel sorry for the ones over here. When I was 12, I use to deliver the papers with a paper pack; 100 papers in the front, and 100 papers in the back. And I would deliver them on foot in a 400 house neighborhood.

    The lazy bastards these days just throw them from their cars. :mad:
     
  12. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    my folks get the paper delivered every morning. There's something nice about reading a paper; i don't like reading news off the internet.
     
  13. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

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    I read it online. I would rather buy the paper, but I'm cheap, plus online is just easier.

    I sometimes read the free ones that us Londoners have shoved in our faces every afternoon, but they're pretty crap.
     
  14. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    refuse to read tabloids

    Well personally I won't read newspapers for the simple reason that they are far too one sided, and to be fair they are only allowed to write what the editor wants you to write.

    Its all trashy, celebrity obsessed nonsense these days and so I get my news from the web.
     
  15. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I tend to buy the Hull Daily Mail (our local newspaper) most days – I've not worked out why though. :eek:
     
  16. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    I went to Hull Uni for 3 years.
    Hull Daily Mail makes great bog roll. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'd disagree with that, actually – you'd be putting more on than you'd be taking off. :D
     
  18. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I subscribe for a newspaper (the Age) through uni. It's $20 per year, the only catch is you have to go pick it up from the newsagents on campus. It gets delivered on Saturday and Sunday for free though. Whether I actually read it is another matter...

    Most days I'll get the paper and have a look through, particularly if I have time to kill over lunch or whatever. I do enjoy it more than reading the online versions, which I find to be more difficult to find and navigate through. There is also a lot of extra content printed that doesn't get published online.
     
  19. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I have to read the paper with a coffee and my Nutrigrain in the morning. It's better than sitting down with a laptop and scrolling through the glossiest news items. If I'm in a hurry, I pour my coffee into my Nutrigrain. Mmm...
     
  20. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    laptop - rss reader

    job done :D
     
  21. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Nah, it's just not the same. :D
     
  22. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    same news.. well.. more up to date news..

    and the best part - no grubby fingers :D
     
  23. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You reading the newspaper or the toilet paper? Still something classic about reading a paper instead of a laptop. You can stare at the screen all day, why not give your eyes a break for a while and check out some print. :cool:
     
  24. dalvin200 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    lol!!

    the ink from the paper rubs off on your fingers.. duh :p
     
  25. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Lord no, horrible dirty things. Just the free paper that gets shoved through the door, that's often relocated from my doormat to the recycling bag pretty quickly.
     

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