Somehow along the way I signed up for "Breaking News Alerts" from the New York Times on my smartphone.
For the first year or so, it actually seemed to be valid; the alerts were quite rare, and were things like
- Major Earthquake in Pacific, Tsunami Warning Issued
Somewhere along the line, however, the New York Times decided, I guess, that they weren't sending out enough alerts, and recently they appear to have lowered their standards significantly, so that now my Breaking News Alerts tend to be things like:
- Senator Kerry Confirmed as Secretary of State
And, then, today:
- Dow Jones Average Opens Above All-Time High
The New York Times is a bit too infatuated with their own self-importance. Stop annoying me with your breathless urgency, or I'm uninstalling you. And I Mean It, Stanley!