Favourite site for news

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tringo, Mar 12, 2008.

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Favourite news site?

  1. Yahoo News

    3 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. CNN

    8 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. MSNBC

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  4. Google News

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. Drudge Report

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  6. New York Times

    3 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. Fox News

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  8. Wall Street Journal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Other (eg. Engadget, BBC, FT, etc...)

    16 vote(s)
    44.4%
  1. tringo macrumors regular

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    #1
    So I spend at least half my day just browsing the internet for news, so I was wondering where most people here get their news.

    ie. What is the first news site you go to when you fire up the computer in a morning?

    If something other feel free to post.

    I recently discovered Drudge report and am now completely hooked. It's open as one of my tabs for the entire day.

    (PS. These are listed in order of popularity from the latest research on web traffic.)
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Gotta love the way you list the BBC after Engadget… The Beeb might not be what it once was but wow. ;)

    To answer your question.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk
     
  3. tringo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very good point. According to some quick research; BBC gets 10 million visitors per month while engadget gets around 1.5.
     
  4. Apemanblues macrumors regular

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    I don't. I usually listen to BBC Radio 4 in the morning and that's enough worldly strife for me.

    On the odd occasion that I do browse the news, it's usually the BBC, although I do look up Schnews and IndyMedia from time to time, for an alternative view of things.
     
  5. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Engadget and BBC.

    EDIT: Not to forget MacRumors!
     
  6. Stig McNasty macrumors regular

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    It's got to be the BBC, then Mac Rumors. I also do the Radio 4 morning news show while I drive to work, i would do Radio 5 Live for the extra sport but can't stand Nicky Campbell...
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Just my local newspaper's website. That's pretty much all the "regular" news I get.
     
  8. Apemanblues macrumors regular

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    The mans a complete arse.
     
  9. scotthayes macrumors 68000

    scotthayes

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    #9
    BBC.

    Think it's time to add the BBC to the poll in its own right.
     
  10. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I also go to the BBC, even though I'm in Texas.
     
  11. Melrose Suspended

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    I used to go to Reuters almost exclusively, except since the Democratic race has got tight, they've been offering glowing reports of Obama, and nearly all their "democratic nomination" photos feature him - not that I really care since I'm politically neutral, but it shows a certain media adoration or bias or whatever and I don't really trust them to offer neutral information.

    I now use CNN, or as posted above, I'm just getting used to BBC as well.
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #12
    My main source of news is Fox News, however, I do visit a lot of other sites as well.
     
  13. diehldun macrumors 6502a

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    FOX News

    Then it's CNN International, CNN, BBC World
     
  14. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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  15. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

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    Didn't we have one of these not very long ago?

    Anyway, BBC. :)
     
  16. iSamurai macrumors 65816

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    BBC BBC BBC - "putting news first" (even though their site doesn't look so attractive), it is very informative and concise.

    other than that, CNN. check my FF's RSS subscription. The 2 characters that's in Chinese is Engadget Chinese and Autoblog Chinese.

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    edit: for iPhone: cnnmobile.com if on gprs/edge (hehe, I got limited airtime), cnn/bbc on wifi.
     
  17. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a

    OwlsAndApples

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    Google news for me - so I get a choice of news sources. It's nice to be able to read 3 different versions of the same story if something really needs to be clarified. Besides, sometimes I just want 'Tokyo Police Club' news for example, or something else equally specific, and therefore I know there'll always be summat if i search.
     
  18. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    It depends on what kind of news I want to read. For live stories: CNN. For journalism, and op-ed: NYT. When I've finished both of those: BBC.

    EDIT: On the iPhone: MSNBC. (Great iPhone site, although the new NYT iPhone site has recently eclipsed it)
     
  19. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502

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    CNN when I'm on the "internets" and Foxnews when watching TV.
     
  20. ghall macrumors 68040

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    #20
    You're insane!

    Anyway, I get most of my news from Digg.
     

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