A month of breaking news alerts, visualized by The Washington Post

But there’s another factor that probably plays into how deluged we seem to be with news: Every time something happens, major or minor, our phones vibrate with an update — often from multiple outlets.

How often does that happen? The Post has been tracking those alerts from multiple outlets for some time. Save a data error earlier this month, this is what those alerts look like over the past 30 days.