Haiku H146

Online headlines list –
Which will you click first?
What does it say about you?




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

More and more people are getting their news online, where they often have a choice from which stories to choose to know more about via headline links. This is unlike traditional radio and TV newscasts where you have to sit through stories presented in what someone else chose to deliver them.

Have you ever noticed which stories you tend to click on first, or early as in the first few? Are they good news? Bad news? Political? World events? Local? Sports? Some combination thereof like bad news local political stories?

And once you have noticed what you tend to click on “first”, have you ever thought about what that says of you? Not necessarily to others since others don’t know unless you were to tell them. Google, Facebook and website cookies don’t care other than to send you more of similar stories, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they care in the human sense of being judgmental. But what do you think of what you click on first say of you? Do you like it? Do you not like it? And if the latter, is it enough for you to change the pattern? Or maybe you might just want to change it up for the sake of a shake up?

Think about it. 🙂

For the record, I’m a bit all over the place for what I click on first. Depends on the day and circumstance. I do try to go for the good news stories first, but sometimes, on limited time, there are just things I need to be aware of that I can’t always go for the good news stories first.

The H-series poems comprise of haiku composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Haiku collection.


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