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Study: 8% of Americans Get Their News on Twitter

Study: 8% of Americans Get Their News on Twitter

“A new study reveals that 8% of Americans get their news on Twitter — people who are younger, more educated and more mobile than the 30% of Americans who get their news on Facebook.

Half of the 16% of U.S. adults who use Twitter get their news on the social network, according to the study, which was published by the Pew Research Center on Monday, the second in a series of studies analyzing the relationship between social media and news.

The study reveals other differences between Twitter and Facebook users in the ways they consume news. On Twitter, 85% of users read the news on mobile devices “at least sometimes,” a larger percentage than Facebook users (64%).

Last week, Pew published a study that revealed 30% of Americans get news on Facebook — most of whom aren’t there for that purpose. The study on Twitter released on Monday does not address whether Twitter users are accidental news consumers, too.”



Posted on: November 13, 2013, 7:26 am Category: Uncategorized

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