Thursday, March 25, 2010

CNN Push Notifications Vs. Your DVR

  • Super Bowl XLIV
  • 2010 Winter Olympics
  • 2009 World Series
This is a short list of things that CNN push notifications on my iPhone has ruined for me. Like many other people I rely on my DVR to watch sporting events. It allows me to get up when I want and fast forward through annoying commentary and commercials. Naturally this means I do not know who won the game right as it ends because I have build up a little buffer on my DVR. Well thanks to CNN push notifications I have now learned who won the Gold Medals at the Winter Olympics, the winner of the Super Bowl and the winner of the World Series all in the minutes before I got to watch for myself.

Someone reading this has to be saying "Hey idiot! Don't subscribe to push notifications." I get that, but I also like to know when things like earth quakes happen or when an important political decision has been made, and CNN push notifications are the best way I have found to get that info.

So I plea: CNN, please give us categories to choose from for push notifications. At least give us the option to turn off sporting events. I rarely want to wait on my DVR to see who won a political election, but like many other people I love my DVR for sports.

What say you?