Twitter, Facebook Are the Go-To News Sources for U.S. Adults
Edward Tadros stashed this in Trends and stuff
I'm not surprised either, I get more and more of my news from my news feed. Fortunately FB makes suggestions to expand my horizons. This also confirms that I'm an adult!
I get almost no news from my news feeds. I guess I'm not alone:
As for stats, Pew found Twitter beats Facebook in important news-engagement categories: 59 percent of Twitter users rely on the micro-blogging platform to follow breaking news, but only 31 percent of Facebookers do the same. Forty-six percent of those who use Twitter say they follow news organizations or journalists’ accounts, but only 28 percent of those who use Facebook say the same thing.
I find myself avoiding news these days. Instead I'm looking for more evergreen content.
Things that I'm just as likely to want to see again in a year.
Such as scientific findings. And personal finance tips. And Alexandra Daddario gifs. :)
I was just about to ask...what is evergreen. Btw, I use the term news lightly. It would be great to get the stashes I follow on my news feed.
Ah, you mean news, as in new things.
I tend to think of news as the stuff that happened today, which may or may not be relevant after today.