Prescription for news consumption: Once a day is plenty

A recollection of spending too much time following bad info on CNN and Twitter during the Boston Marathon bombing suspect manhunt:

Finally, load up your favorite newspaper’s home page. Spend about 10 minutes reading a couple of in-depth news stories about the events of the day. And that’s it: You’ve now caught up with all your friends who spent the past day and a half going out of their minds following cable and Twitter. In fact, you’re now better informed than they are, because during your self-imposed exile from the news, you didn’t stumble into the many cul-de-sacs and dark alleys of misinformation that consumed their lives. You’re less frazzled, better rested, and your rain gutters are clear.

via Boston bombing breaking news: Don’t watch cable. Shut off Twitter. You’d be better off cleaning your gutters. – Slate Magazine.

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