Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The News


After years of being an ardent reader of the Sunday Papers, about four months ago I stopped buying them and have not looked back. The reality is times have changed and newspapers as we know them have become very old school.

There are some excellent on-line publications such as www.newstime.co.za, www.mg.co.za (Mail & Guardian) and for matters relating to the building industry, masterbuilders.co.za.

Then there is Twitter:

If you have a smartphone (Blackberry, iPhone or other) by following ewnupdates (Eye Witness News) you will be amazed at how frequently the feeds come through. What you initially see are the headlines, if of interest you are able to click on the link provided and read the full article.

In the evenings when I get home, I scroll through the days tweets and choose the articles I wish to read, there were several yesterday that relate to our industry:
  • Housing should not be derailed by politics – Sexwale
  • Sexwale urges communities to support development
  • Man dies after construction site wall collapses
  • Concern over impact of labour law changes on Coloureds
The questions Begs:

Why rush out and pay for a newspaper when you can get quality news for free, at your fingertips?

Ernest Roper
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