Why I’m glad I ‘published’ my own ‘newspaper’.
‘Published’ and ‘newspaper’ are words that get tossed about lightly these days. In reality I allowed an app to rustle up all the links posted in my Twitter feed and bind them into a neat online paper. Despite doing none of the work, I’ve coined it the Nick Terry Daily.
Initially I thought this would be yet another online endeavour to gain followers and spray my by-line into the wind; however a week down the track and something interesting has happened. I’m an avid reader of my own paper.
It makes sense really. Three years of folllowing and unfollowing has sculpted a news feed that is customised just for me. What I’ve done is create a bias paper that adheres to my interests, opinions and curiosities.
I bet media moguls are the same.They must pick up their papers with a sigh of relief. There’s very little to rub you up the wrong way. Most of the headlines tickle your interest. I understand the moguls now. To own a living breathing world of good news. Now that is bliss.
The Nick Terry Daily can be found by clicking this sentence. The more you like it, the more you’re me. Weird.