I just wrote a post about the 6th pay commission report, and found the timeline to be interesting:
- The report came out in the afternoon.
- I had skimmed it by roughly 7 PM, and found a spot of free time to write a blog entry at 10:30 PM.
- Now it is 11 PM IST. I wandered over to google news to see what others are saying on the subject. I was surprised to see nothing written by a person who's skimmed the entire report.
- I suspect the newspapers will only get opinion pieces written tomorrow (Tuesday) and these will only appear on the web at deep night Tuesday.
Blogging lets a person respond to events much faster than the traditional media is able to match.