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08:21 am - How did you hear?
There was an announcement about Doctor Who yesterday, while I was asleep, and it's interesting to see how it has spread. I'm interested in how, and how rapidly, news propagates nowadays. Here's a poll. There are no spoilers.

Poll #1287795 How did you hear?

There's been an announcement about Doctor Who casting - how did you find out about it?

Someone's livejournal post
24(57.1%)
Other blog
1(2.4%)
Other online source
3(7.1%)
Traditional media
7(16.7%)
Email
4(9.5%)
Word of mouth
1(2.4%)
Haven't heard it yet
2(4.8%)

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From:altariel
Date:October 30th, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
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I got emailed by a friend and then five minutes later another one rang me up to say, "Have you heard?!"
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From:communicator
Date:October 30th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
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I wonder what ways of finding out I've missed off the poll?
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From:nwhyte
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC)
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Oddly enough I picked it up from Google's blogsearch front page, where it was one of the top stories.
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From:splodgenoodles
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
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Traditonal media in that it was the ABC, non-traditonal in that I now access their headlines via their website.

I was surprised to see it there, to be honest. Took it as a sign of just how popular Dr.Who has become.
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From:hafren
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:12 am (UTC)
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I heard it on the news, but my level of interest in the matter is such that nobody online was likely to email me about it!

Brian Blessed for the next one - well, they'll want someone who can gurn, shout and be generally OTT, won't they?
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From:sallymn
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:53 am (UTC)
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My immediate reaction was "Captain Slow!!!" so I'm not likely to be much use in a serious discussion...
From:cdybedahl
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
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This is actually one of the reasons I've entirely stopped reading paper newspapers. By the time they're printed I've already heard all the news in them I'm even vaguely interested in!
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From:iainjclark
Date:October 30th, 2008 09:42 am (UTC)
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I checked the BBC news site for an update on the ongoing Brand/Ross fiasco, and there it was.
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From:altariel
Date:October 30th, 2008 10:23 am (UTC)
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That icon is fantastic.
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From:iainjcoleman
Date:October 30th, 2008 10:34 am (UTC)
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I don't think there's much point worrying about spoilers on this story. It's all over the news. And to be honest, is anybody really surprised? Tennant is a well-loved household name, he's established himself as not only a great actor but also one of our most bankable stars, and he's playing Hamlet at the RSC to full houses and rave reviews. If there was ever a time for him to move on, this is it.
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From:redstarrobot
Date:October 30th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC)
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The only reason I've seen most people care is that they wanted to see if Moffat could improve on all the crappy writing Davies through at the character and redeem the character a bit. "Surprise" doesn't really seem to enter into it. :)
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From:dalmeny
Date:October 30th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
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I first heard about it on LJ, but I noticed it made the front page of the online Melbourne paper, The Age.
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From:electricant
Date:October 30th, 2008 11:03 am (UTC)
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To clarify: the email was to a mailing list I'm on. But it was a close call - I had email open in one tab, lj in another, and I happened to check the email tab before the lj tab. If I'd have done it the other way round I'd have heard on lj first.
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From:kalypso_v
Date:October 30th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC)
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Radio Four headline in the Ten O'Clock News.
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From:communicator
Date:October 30th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
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media don't get much more traditional than that
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From:communicator
Date:October 30th, 2008 12:36 pm (UTC)
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They'll retrospectively change that - the Shadow Proclamation will rescind the Manifold or something.
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From:gylfinir
Date:October 30th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
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dyddgu told me, but it was hidden behind an LJ-cut.
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From:despotliz
Date:October 31st, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Even in the depths of Wales with no internet, I heard about it. (Via a text message to coalescent.)
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From:pennski
Date:November 1st, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
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I heard it on R2 news as I drove to work.

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