Losing touch with popular culture

Charlie Brooker raises some great points here about being cut off from popular culture.

Many of which I'm experiencing myself, through my pseudo experiment to not watch broadcast TV, read papers, see print commercials etc. (basically anything that is push media).

This quote rang true:

It's like I live overseas, in a small sealed cube.

I am definitely moving into that realm, losing the ability to have those 'water cooler' chats on Monday in the office about something on TV, or a major sporting event. Let's talk about the tech landscape or a recent mental Reddit post instead!

This needs a bigger post explaining to others how to convert from a push media life to a pull media life (if you fancy that sort of thing!).