A lot of people interested in Iraqi news are of course interested in current events on that part of the Middle East. Interestingly enough, you don’t necessarily have to go to an Iraqi news site like this website to get everything you need to know about current events. Even if you are playing video games you can still get a clear idea about current events.
Although gaming websites are sources of secondary information, you should not treat them like CNN, which is a primary source of information. Nonetheless, you shouldn’t dismiss secondary resources because they involve the communities. Whenever there’s more than one person in the room, there is an opportunity for news to be shared. There is a genuine opportunity to leap across artificial boundaries and divisions and information seeks to free itself. That’s the bottom-line.
So if you find yourself playing games like League of Legends, do not automatically assume that you are somehow cut off from all sorts of news or current events like Iraqi Government news. You can still access the latest and greatest information coming out of this part of the world, even when you are playing games like League of Legends.
It all boils down to your attitude and to your ability to reach out to other players and foster this sense of shared community. If you are able to do that, you won’t ever feel disconnected. There will always be an opportunity to learn what’s going on all over the world. It is not taking much effort.
Don’t be afraid to tap into all the informal news communities that spring up from all the games you immerse yourself in. They are all over the place and they can definitely help people. After all, when people find themselves on the Net, they always segregate themselves by interest. Sounds crazy? But this is the rule in offline settings as well. Facebook just automated this process and made it oh so easy. In the real world, interest segregation is hard because of time and space issues. Not with the Web.
On facebook, finding like minded people is as easy as doing a quick social search. With a few keystrokes you will easily find a huge number of groups and pages talking about the kind of stuff that interests you. Even if these places don’t talk about your stuff exclusively, they talk about it enough for these places to be worth your while. Use these places responsibly. Be part of the global solution instead of contributing to the problem. One of the problems, of course, is the scourge of fake news. And it is a scourge. At certain times on FB, you just don’t know what is true and legit and what are fake or what are scams. Disappointing.