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Social media: The new news source

Infographic Thumbnail: Social Media as a News Source

by Kristin Marino | April 16, 2012



Recent research confirms that we are living in the digital information age. From Alaska to Florida, nearly half of all Americans get some form of local news on a mobile device, and 46 percent of people get their news online at least three times a week. What's more, online news sources officially surpassed print newspapers in ad revenue in 2010. Thanks to online news, we're getting more breaking news than ever. And thanks to social media, we're getting news as it happens—sometimes even before news organizations have a chance to report it.

Are more people turning to social media for breaking news? And can we trust the news that social media delivers to be accurate and factual? Check out this infographic to learn more about the changing face of news delivery and how social media may end up leading the charge.

Infographic: Social Media: The New News Source

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