Another 23 of this cohort follow news organizations

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Unformatted text preview: oject consumers say that on a typical day they get news items from people they follow. Another 23% of this cohort follow news organizations or individual journalists on l 75% of online news consumers say they get news forwarded through email or posts on social networking sites and 52% say they share links to news with others via those means. l 51% of social networking site (e.g. Facebook) users who are also online news consumers say that on a typical day they get news items from people they follow. Another 23% of this cohort follow news organizations or individual journalists on social networking sites. Some 37% of internet users have contributed to the creation of news, commentary about it, or dissemination of news via social media. They have done at least one of the following: commenting on a news story (25%); posting a link on a social networking site (17%); tagging content (11%), creating their own original news material or opinion piece (9%), or Tweeting about news (3%). News is pocket -sized. Some 80% of American adults have cell phones today, and 37% of them go online from their phones. The impact of this new mobile technology on news gathering is unmistakable. One quarter (26%) of all Americans say they get some form of news via cell phone today –that amounts to 33% of cell phone owners. These wireless news consumers get the following types of news on their phones: Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 7 consumers get the following types of news on their phones: Wireless news consumers have fitted this “on -the -go ” access to news into their already voracious news -gathering habits. They use multiple news media platforms on a typical day, forage widely on news topics, and browse the web for a host of subjects. News is personalized: The “Daily Me ” takes shape. Some 28% of internet users have customized their home page to include news from their favorite source or topics and 40% of internet users say an important feature of a news website to them is the ability to customize the news they get from the site. Moreover, 36% of internet users say an importa...
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This note was uploaded on 07/21/2011 for the course BUSI 10001 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology.

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