Growing up whenever I would accompany my dad to the grocery store I would grab a magazine, normally a ‘trashy’ one with a scandalized celebrity on the cover, and flip through the pages furiously trying to soak up as much information as I could before we finally had to check out and pay for the more important things in life such as food.
When I got into high school however, my sister introduced me to something that would change my life, Perezhilton.com. The website was dedicated to a plethora of celebrity gossip that anyone could access 24/7 for free. FREE! This meant no more spending $3-5 a pop on magazines that would be devoured in 30-45 minutes, or skimming through articles in the check out line at the grocery store when I didn’t have those $3-5.
The website was also great because it was constantly being updated with new information. It was like the magazine that never ended! It also seemed to hint at pretty legit inside information, and to top it off the blog posts were witty and humorous while at the same time giving you your latest celebrity scoop.
I think it is safe to say, I have been in love with Perezhilton.com ever since.
However what does this mean for print media such as newspapers and magazines? After I discovered this website I really didn’t see a need to purchase magazines anymore. After all, why would I do that if I could get juicier information for free before it even hit the newsstands while at the same time never having to leave my bed?
At the same time I still really enjoy holding an actual magazine in my hand and flipping through the pages such as Vogue or Vanity Fair, and sometimes the websites for these magazines are hard to navigate anyway. The conveniences of cost and constant updates, however, are hard to ignore.
So I ask the question, are you my readers on team internet or team print?
P.S. I would also be curious to know any of your favorite print medias or where you get your online news and information!!!
One more thing! Here is a link to my beloved website: perezhilton.com