I used to like reading the news from ninemsn.com.au
But lately, ninemsn has become increasingly annoying to use.
What I find most irritating, is how pages will refresh:
You are happily reading a story… maybe half way through, and suddenly the page will refresh and be re-displayed from the top… so I then have to scroll down to find where I was reading.
Of course the spontaneous video popups, a huge number of ads, and the portal “look and feel” makes the site increasingly difficult to use.
So I thought I’d try the first few sites that google gave me when I search Australia for “online news”.
At first glance, they have a similar layout.
But then Sky spontaneously started playing a video.
I have had situations where I’ve quickly opened 4 news stories (in separate tabs)… and after a few seconds, I get a barrage of different voices and music… and I need to stop all the videos/sound.
Sorry sky: you’re out!
news.com.au has the same annoying refresh problem as ninemsn… ok, news.com.au is out
That means that ABC news wins. And they have no commercial ads! … ok they do self-promote a bit, but its not unbearable.
I guess I’m showing my age, but the ABC news site is not overrun with gossip and sensationalised videos and articles, so I can read the interesting bits (and not just indulge in voyeuristic entertainment)