I have just read a fascinating post from Silicon Valley digital PR expert Shanee Ben-Zur, someone who I worked with up until recently, on her impressions of the media traditions in the UK. She has just arrived and observed (amongst other things football and pork scratchings related) that it's particularly strange that we read newspapers still. My reaction to this reaction, if you get me, is that of surprise.
Straight from Shanee's blog post:
The 'stories are short' point has always been a big difference between US and UK media (but I'll bring a copy of the Daily Mail to show Shanee when I meet her later, to show that it's not all the same as the freesheets). I'm fascinated though how foreign a concept reading a paper is to a Silicon Valley dweller.