Getting news on the go via one s cell phone and the

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Unformatted text preview: wever, is the hunting and gathering approach to online news consumption. About seven in ten online news users (71%) say they go online specifically to get news at least a few times a week, including almost half (48%) who say they do this everyday or almost everyday. Meanwhile, a smaller segment of online news users say that news finds them —44% get news forwarded to them through email, automatic updates and alerts, or posts on social networking sites at least a few times a week, which includes 28% who receive news everyday or almost everyday. One quarter of online news users (25%) say they never Pew Internet & American Life Project have news forwarded to them. Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 41 news forwarded to them through email, automatic updates and alerts, or posts on social networking sites at least a few times a week, which includes 28% who receive news everyday or almost everyday. One quarter of online news users (25%) say they never have news forwarded to them. Demographic groups who tend to be daily internet users —including younger adults, the more educated, those with higher incomes, and broadband and wireless users —report more frequent chance encounters with news as well as more frequent hunting and gathering experiences. The youngest adults (those under age 30) and cell phone users are most likely to have news forwarded to them. Getting “news on the go ” via one ’s cell phone, and the significance of receiving news alerts on one ’s phone, is discussed in detail in Part 5 of this report. NOTES 3 T hroughout this section and the report, “ online news users ” are defined as the 71% of A mericans who answered “ y e s ” when asked if they ever get news online, or who said they e ver get news online about at least one of 12 specific topics asked about in the survey. Part 4: News on the go Introduction Mobile tech devices, such as laptops, cell phones, smartphones and other handheld devices, are dramatically changing the way Americans access information in their lives. 4 Currently, 53% of adults access the internet wirelessly either through a laptop or a cell phone, BlackBerry or other hand...
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