As a newbie it was very impressive to see how this site covered the events yesterday. Not sure how I coped before I found the site!
I don't know your age, but I'm an "oldbie" who remembers following Gemini and Apollo missions back in the 1960s. In those days, we were completely dependent on what the major TV networks chose to cover. That was before videocassette recorders became widely available, so most people had no ability to record TV programs. You either watched what the networks showed when they showed it, or else you missed it and had to read about it in the newspaper the next day. You had to wait a week or two to see decent color photos in Life
magazine and similar publications.
Of course, I miss things like manned lunar landings, but our ability to follow spaceflight activities in real time has never been better than it is today, thanks in no small part to NSF.com and other websites. Yesterday we watched hours of coverage of the approach and berthing of Cygnus on NASA TV, listening to the air-to-ground communications between the astronauts and Mission Control without commercial breaks. Instead of TV commentators talking over the live communications, "dumbing it down" for the masses, we could listen in while reading intelligent and unobtrusive commentary by the members here.
While SpaceX's live coverage got messed up somewhat, within hours amateur videos were showing up on YouTube, some of them of very good quality and from a variety of vantage points. It's almost as if the launch coverage was "crowdsourced".
Finally, we got to watch the Russian Proton launch, which would have been flatly impossible back in the old days.