Christmas and New Year is always a bit of a weird time for me. I am an Information junkie, happy to admit it by the way, and I always find the shutdown of the media a wrench.
News stops being reported on as the journalists that feed our souls with opinion, fact and coincidence go off on their holidays, save only for the odd high profile incident.
News doesn’t stop happening of course, it’s just that with fewer people writing about it, it appears that there is less news.
I think that many people welcome this after 12 months of information saturation, well, I don’t :) It is, to me, the perfect time for news to be reported. Everyone is at home with access to TV, radio and the Internet and will be likely watching news at some point – so why not report doubly hard to get people’s attention, with in-depth investigative reporting instead of useless TV show repeats?
I assume i’m in the minority here of course… ;)
It’s also interesting to see who remains on Twitter throughout this period sharing content as well the usual personal nuggets, instead of disappearing completely until the return to work.
What d’you think? Do you like the week long break or do you find it difficult to cope?