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We’ve all heard about fake news–the terror that’s causing more problems in society than we could’ve ever imagined. A single sensational story is released (one that’s obviously fake) but because it stirs so much trouble, people believe it to be true and then twist their opinions on certain things in the world. All of this happens despite that piece of “news” being untrue, and it can cause huge problems with both our daily lives and even our businesses.
Sadly, fake news has started to infest our daily lives and is slowly encroaching on work and tech-related territory. Whether it’s false statistics, “leaks” of new products and technology or miscommunication about industry advancements, fake news and fabricated media can be a huge problem. If you care about personal development and also the growth of your business, then here are a couple of ways to get the latest news and updates about things you really care about.
Get it from YouTube
Many YouTubers are shunned for just reporting on news that you could get elsewhere, but more often than not, these YouTubers offer a valuable insight into subjects such as tech, politics and global concerns. Whether it’s Senator Mike Crapo that you want to listen to about the latest political issues or a tech YouTuber that represents the public’s opinions on certain products, YouTube is a fantastic way to get updates on things that you actually care about. You can watch the videos at work, at home or even on the train to work, making it incredibly convenient as well as informative.
Get it from Reddit
Reddit is one of the best sources of information available on the internet. It’s constantly updated, it’s live and there are millions of users. In addition, you’ll get unfiltered opinions about the latest changes in the world, the latest tech upgrades and so on. Reddit is even a great way to get opinions about certain products and companies in the world, which is a fantastic method to carry out accurate market research. You’ll regularly see Reddit users talking about their personal opinions and what they like or dislike about a company or product, and this can prove to be extremely valuable if you’re willing to read through all of it. Granted, not every opinion on Reddit should be trusted, but it’s still a great place to get news updates and opinions on things you care about.
Get it from Podcasts
Another brilliant way to grow your skills and gather more opinions is to use Podcasts. These are essentially audio files that can vary between 5 minutes to several hours, and they often cover topics that the host is confident in. Many podcasts specialize in certain industries, but some podcasts can talk about many different subjects. A good example is TED Talks audio, which covers hundreds of different topics across a wide spectrum of industries. It’s a fantastic way to learn new things, get news and updates about certain products or technologies, and ultimately advance your entrepreneurial goals in life.