Beware of News Exhaustion

Inevitably important topics are put aside for “more relevant and newer” news.

Frederik Verhagen

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There are reasons I don’t watch or read the news. It’s always politics, violence, celebrities, and any local news. Okay, that last one isn’t bad but gets outshined by the other topics.

Don’t believe me? Open any news website, or even the news tab of Twitter or Facebook, and see for yourself what content spams the main page.

The worst part of the news is the exhaustion of a topic. Most of the time, huge events remain a hot topic for about a month before it moves to page seven or becomes a small link in the sidebar. Occasionally, a significant issue stays on the main page with a big header for two months.

No matter the subject, news providers push them aside after several weeks as readership goes down. As readers grow tired of the same topic on the main page, we lose interest in that website.

Eventually, those subjects get forgotten, and the world moves on to the next big thing. Only those affected by the old topic continue to search for more news on it, raise awareness, get funding, or all of these.

If news topics are important to you, stay on top of it because if interest goes down, other things might slip through. And the last thing that needs to happen is for another life-changing event to occur when we least expect it.

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Frederik Verhagen

Stay-at-home father and dork who writes about creativity, science fiction, and little discoveries in life. 🔗 bumblebearcreations.carrd.co