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Local News Readers Share More Stories on Social Media [STUDY]

Local News Readers Share More Stories on Social Media [STUDY]

People who prefer and read local news media are more likely to share that content on social media sites than those who consume their news from national sources, reveals a new study.

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Watch It, Read It, Tweet It – How We View And Share News [INFOGRAPHIC]

Watch It, Read It, Tweet It - How We View And Share News [INFOGRAPHIC]

How do you take your news in the morning? If you’re anything like a quarter of Americans it’s via social media, with 29 percent also sharing news updates via platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, too.

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4 In 10 Get Their News From Social Media (But They Don’t Really Trust It) [STUDY]

4 In 10 Get Their News From Social Media (But They Don't Really Trust It) [STUDY]

How do you take your news in the morning?

If you’re like four in 10 Americans it’s via social media, reveals a new study. However, about that same amount of people don’t trust news from platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and most still prefer to receive their information directly from news organisations.

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68% Of Millennials Get Their News From Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

How do millennials get their news? Well, according to a new Ypulse study, more than two-thirds (68 percent) of 14-30 year-olds ride the information curve on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, which ranked first as a news source ahead of word of mouth (63 percent), news websites (62 percent) and television (55 percent).

Overall, social media ranked second as a primary source of news (behind news websites). However, 66 percent are not confident that the news they receive from any source is accurate, and 67 percent would rather be the last to know so long as the information was true.

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Homeless Stay Connected, Find Support On Twitter, Facebook

Social media helps the world stay connected, but what about those folks who aren’t connected to the world?

A new study has revealed that Twitter and Facebook are helping homeless people stay in touch with friends and family, liaise with support networks, and find food, shelter and job services.

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Americans Stay Informed With Social Media, Still Don’t Really Trust It [STUDY]

A new study has revealed that while Americans believe that social media has made them more informed and influential as citizens and customers, a large majority are skeptical about the trustworthiness of the information that they find on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as the motives of the political figures and corporations that use these channels.

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Social Media More Dangerous Than Drink Driving (So Don’t Tweet Behind The Wheel), Say Police

Using mobile phones to access social media sites when behind the wheel can be more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol, says a new report.

Research undertaken by the Transport Research Laboratory and the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) found that drivers’ reaction times slowed by 38 percent when using their mobile phones to access sites such as Twitter and Facebook whilst controlling a moving vehicle.

In contrast, drivers at the alcohol drink-drive limit have a typical delayed reaction of just 12 percent.

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How Social Media Is Replacing Traditional Journalism As A News Source [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that nearly half of all Americans receive some form of local news via a mobile device, and 46 percent of them get their news online at least three times a week?

Online newspapers officially surpassed their print counterparts in ad revenue in 2010, and digital media has continued to make major inroads ever since. Social media is now one of the top three news sources, commanding an impressive 27.8 percent of the market, and it’s catching up with the traditional newspaper… fast.

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