Some years back, there used to be something called real journalism where people used to go out physically and report the news as seen by human eye. Technology invaded first followed by Social media, today news websites have lost their Charm. News websites are no more news websites, but a site which shares social media updates by celebrities & politicians followed by the hot pics of models around the blog, some advertisements, the latest viral video from you tube and lastly some important news here and there in the smallest column.
There was an incident which came to my mind. Some months back one Sunday morning i was checking for some specific news and i opened one of the top news website in India and was searching for a news and when i found it i was happily reading. My wife was sitting next to me and she asked, what ugly site have you opened? I was awestruck and showed her the site name and her next reaction was ” Make sure we subscribe for news paper at home so that our kid ( happy future 😛 ) doesn’t have to read news online from a site which promotes celerity hot images & updates”. Technology has advanced, but people became lazy and instead of going for news they just publish those contents which gets maximum views.
Change is the only constant thing in this world doesn’t mean that News website should become a social media sharing site or Celebrity Photo sharing site. Coming days we will be able to see much more drastic things considering the ongoing trends seen in Social media & bollywood. Miss those days where News websites used to be all about News.