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News Diet

It has turned out for the past few months I've been on a news diet. The intensity of this diet has varied over that time but I in the past couple of weeks it has been full on. One of the primary triggers of this was switching to a new job. While in the past that has not triggered such a change, the fact that I now ride my bike to work was the primary catalyst. The reason being that I read most if not all of my news while waiting and riding on public transportation. Now that I'm no longer taking public transportation, those guaranteed chunks of time are not there.

As a result I've just not been following the news. I'm not sure why my interest in the world has waned, particularly with everything that other people tell me is going on. I think what I find most interesting is that I can't really place my finger on what has taken the place of that time I used to spend reading the news.

Tags: life news

Comments

Don't worry about it. Nothing has changed. Listen to "The Envoy" by Warren Zevon, and you'll be back up to date.
Well, the time has been replaced by biking, and possibly sleeping before or a little more work after (the longer commute that used to have news). No worries.
Dude, the world will keep turning without you, don't worry. :) Tune out for a year and then just catch up on the really important stuff on /. and cnn.com. The only news I really care about lately is the next season of Battlestar Galactica!

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