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Death toll from China’s 7.9 earthquake rises to at least 7,751 in three provinces; 10,400 injured; at least 1,100 still trapped in rubble.

Death toll from China’s 7.9 earthquake rises to at least 8,633 in three provinces; 10,400 injured; at least 1,100 still trapped in rubble.

two successive worthless messages from more than a dozen

I’ll give them this: BreakingNewsOn gives better quality in their news feeds than the brainless headlines that MSN’s SMS service farts out. But no no no, flooding my cell phone with every new headcount from China’s earthquake today is not an alert service. If anyone seriously wants that level of coverage, then BreakingNewsOn should maybe create two separate feeds: one true “alert” feed, which would have given an alert upon the original announcement of the quake, at most followed up no sooner than 12 hours later with an initial casualty assessment; and a second feed they could label “news spam” with a straight face. But after the lack of discipline they’re shown us today, I’m turning them off.

Leaving me the Reuters alerts (true to the concept, only one single China quake alert so far, while managing to summarize many of the other top news stories that BreakingNewsOn has ignored in its indulgence over one single obsession-of-the-day) as my cell phone news source.

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Written by macheide

12 May 2008 at 4:58 pm

Posted in reprobate

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