News is becoming a shared social experience as people

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Unformatted text preview: low a news site on a social networking site is important to them (43% v. 28%) l Say that being able to easily share news content is important to them (61% v. 45%) l Often click on links to related material (36% v. 25%) l Watch an online feed of live or breaking events (89% v. 61%) or a video of a news story that happened in the past (85% v. 70%) l Participate in online news creation (57% v. 40%) NOTES 4 H orrigan, John. (2009) “ Wireless Internet Users, ” Pew Research Center ’ s Internet & A merican Life Project, Washington, DC. h ttp://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/12 -Wireless Internet -Use.aspx . Part 5: News gets personal, social, and participatory Introduction Americans ’ relationship to the news is being transformed in several directions thanks to the new tools and affordances of technology. Encounters with news are becoming more personal as users customize their experience and take charge of the flow of news into their lives. News is becoming a shared social experience as people exchange links and recommendations as a form of cultural currency in their social networks. And news is becoming a participatory activity, as people contribute their own stories and experiences and post their reactions to events. This chapter explores these changes in more detail. Pew Internet & American Life Project News as a social activity Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 54 4 H orrigan, John. (2009) “ Wireless Internet Users, ” Pew Research Center ’ s Internet & A merican Life Project, Washington, DC. h ttp://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/12 -Wireless Internet -Use.aspx . Part 5: News gets personal, social, and participatory Introduction Americans ’ relationship to the news is being transformed in several directions thanks to the new tools and affordances of technology. Encounters with news are becoming more personal as users customize their experience and take charge of the flow of news into their lives. News is becoming a shared social experience as people exchange links and recommendations as a form of cultural currency in their social networks...
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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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