The web’s advantage when it comes to news is that you can customize and personalize the intake. We can splice and dice the information in many ways to suit our personal preferences. Nicholas Kristof argues in the NyTimes op-ed however, that that advantage can be dangerous because we tend to only read what we agree with:
When we go online, each of us is our own editor, our own gatekeeper. We select the kind of news and opinions that we care most about. Nicholas Negroponte of M.I.T. has called this emerging news product The Daily Me. And if that’s the trend, God save us from ourselves.
It’s a valid concern, specially in these times when the future of journalism seems uncertain.