More than a quarter of people, 27.8 percent, say they get news from social media. Among that group, 59.5 percent say they’re using Facebook as a news source. Among the big news stories over the past year that broke on social media were the death of Osama bin Laden, Newt Gingrich’s Presidential candidacy, and the protests in Egypt.
Schools.com, a site providing information about higher education, has created an infographic, “That’s Old News: How social media is replacing traditional journalism as a news source,” that illustrates the ways in which audiences are using social media as a news source, reiterating its importance in the sharing of information. Check it out after the jump.
Courtesy of: Schools.com
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