Of course the web has changed how we read news. For many of us, the newspaper is rare, and television news doesn't deliver the depth of quality of information we demand. While there are as many ways to read the news now as there are Starbucks shops in a downtown financial district, it seems that a number of common threads have emerged.
Just from a sampling among our friends, we find that common approaches to reading news include Google+, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, and Yahoo. The two latter options present news items curated by an editor and laid out in a more formalized structure. The three former options occur more organically, with news items presented by circles of friends sharing the articles that interest them.