Definition: information about recent and important events.
“News” is one of the most searched words on the Internet. This proves the fact that, humans really need reliable, objective information, which is provided in time. There are some modes of news provision – TV, newspapers, TV, radio, Internet, cellular phone networks. They have different rating of popularity in different countries basically depending on their availability and accessibility in different parts of the world.
One of the first messages sent from America via the first transatlantic telegraph in 1858 was “PRAY GIVE US SOME NEWS FOR NEW YORK, THEY ARE MAD FOR NEWS.” The quicker the news could be delivered, and the more distant the events it described, the better.
Predictions made in XIX century that newspapers would henceforth favour analysis and opinion over news also got things exactly backwards. Instead, the balance tipped towards the latest news. The telegraph was first seen as a threat to papers, but was then co-opted and turned to their advantage.
Today, papers are doing their best to co-opt the Internet. They have launched on-line editions, set up blogs and encouraged dialogue with readers. Like the telegraph, the Internet has changed the style of reporting and forced papers to be more timely and accurate, and politicians to be more consistent.
The Internet may kill newspapers; but it is not clear if that matters. A move to electronic distribution—through PCs, mobile phones and e-readers—has started. It seems likely only to accelerate. There is no sign of falling demand for news, and technology has cut the cost of collecting and distributing it, so the supply is likely to increase. The Internet is shaking up the news business, as the telegraph did; in the same way, mankind will be better informed about his fellow humans than before. If paper editions die, then Bennett’s prediction that communications technology would be the death of newspapers will be belatedly proved right. But that is not the same as the death of news.
Some traditional News companies (Bloomberg for instance) incline to use modern ICT, like Internet. On the other hand, Internet companies, like Google use resources of traditional News companies (BBC News, Bloomberg etc.), since collecting of news is rather difficult business, which requires serious resources and huge worldwide infrastructure.
Below are some interesting facts and links to main News resources which I consider of most valuable.
Below is the list of the most popular mass-media Internet resources
According to Forbes Lists Justin Bieber's personally earn is estimated $55 million over the past 12 months and $108 million over the past two years. He is also; #3 Celebrity 100, #24 in Money, #4 in TV/Radio, #9 in Press, #3 in Social, #9 in Web
Canadian young self-made musician Justin Bieber has sold over 12 million albums since his 2009 debut and enjoys more then 34 million Twitter followers, more then followers of Lady Gaga. With more then 830 million views during two years, his famous ballad "Baby" is the most popular video in YouTube history; his more then 51 million likes on his Facebook page and number of his fans are more than Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's followers together. He is also a venture capitalist, purchasing stakes in startups including Enflick, Tinychat and Spotify.