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Why Internet News Is Triumphant Today

Why Internet News Is Triumphant Today

No one can ever deny how powerful the internet has become today. From business transactions to personal communications and relationships, the internet just seems to have it all. Now, even with the journalistic responsibility, the internet is moving to the limelight. More and more people are now depending on internet sites to be updated on the latest events all around the world. And while the top method where people get news is still the television, it is closely follow by the internet. In fact, according to research, since 2009, the increase of the number of people focusing more on online news platforms is consistent. And this is the same way that from those years, a huge 12% drop was noted with the people who get their news through printed materials like newspapers and newsletters.

What Makes People Prefer Internet News Sites?

People today are more used to having everything in an instant. With the continuous growth of the tech industry, the society is getting more used to a fast-paced lifestyle. Everything is fast. Even just a simple 1-second delay irritates them. This is also why more and more people prefer internet news sites which are accessible with a click of a button rather than waiting for the news program’s timeslot on television. But besides that, there are a lot more advantages that internet news sites provide compared to other news mediums.

• Internet news costs nothing compared to printed news.

• When reading or watching news online, other tasks can be accomplished simultaneously.

• The sites are updated 24/7 so if something happens, it will be posted instantly on the websites

• There are a lot of internet news sites to choose from.

• People get a lot more information from internet news sites since they also feature links which are connected to the news posted.

• There is an active participation of the people in the site since forums and comment sections exist.

With lots of information uploaded to the internet nowadays, news stories are only some of those. But with how fast and easy the distribution of stories is when made online, it is not surprising that a lot of people now prefer it compared to the traditional journalism medium.

Avoid DUI With The New Drinking App

Avoid DUI With The New Drinking App

A new mobile phone application called ENDUI is being funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to help people avoid getting a DUI or into serious trouble. If a person is not sure how many drinks he had or how drunk he really is then the app will give him an idea and even help him get a ride home.

This exceptional app works when someone who is planning on drinking enters his sex, height, weight, and most importantly the number of alcoholic drinks he had consumed. The app then will help figure out just how much is a person’s blood-alcohol level. To further test the person’s drunkenness, he may play from the two interactive games available to see how long the reaction time and test the cognitive agility. ENDUI also uses GPS technology – after proving that a person is drink then it can call a cab and save the phone number of the designated driver.

The application, pronounced as End DUI, was announced by Maryland government and police officials last Thursday. The money for drunken-driving education is used to fund the app. It is only one among other efforts by the state to fight drunken driving.

The app, costing $50,000, is developed by Maryland Highway Safety Office. The app is unique and will target a lot of consumers since everyone has a mobile phone and always go out with one. It is the best medium to reach out to them and the ENDUI app is only the start of more wonderful apps.

New York, New Mexico, Colorado, and California are some of the states that launched their own version of the ENDUI app and they launched it two weeks ago. The app is absolutely free regardless of the state and the version it is in. It can be downloaded to both Android powered-phones and iPhones.

One of the games included is following the exact order of the nine road signs shown. As the level increases, the game gets more challenging for the player. While the second game is testing the players agility by measuring how many seconds the player could press the brake button when a pedestrian passes by or one of the cars in front of his stopped.