Did you know that
100 years ago, when the Russian revolution broke out, it took 6 days for a telegram to travel from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
20 years ago, press offices issued press releases via fax, which kept sending the one-page material to editorial offices for hours. Considering that news only had to be dispatched to the evening news programs and next day’s papers in addition to the Noon Chronicle of Hungarian National Radio, news competition at the time was not hindered by slow faxes.
Now, according to statistics, it takes about six hours for news to reach an audience of a few million on the internet.
How long would it take for news that Jeff Bezos, CEO and President of Amazon stepped down, to appear on BBC or Twitter? No more than a minute or two.