News Use across Social Media Platforms

News Use across Social Media Platforms. Pew Research Journalism Project. Jesse Holcomb et al. November 14, 2013.

How do different social networking websites stack up when it comes to news? How many people engage with news across multiple social sites? And what are their news consumption habits on traditional platforms? News plays a varying role across the social networking sites. Roughly half of both Facebook and Twitter users get news on those sites, earlier reports have shown. On YouTube, that is true of only one-fifth of its user base, and for LinkedIn, the number is even smaller. And Pinterest, a social pin board for visual content, is hardly used for news at all. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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