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Unformatted text preview: nes. l Personalized : 28% of internet users have customized their home page to include news from sources and on topics that particularly interest them. l Participatory : 37% of internet users have contributed to the creation of news, commented about it, or disseminated it via postings on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter. To a great extent, people ’s experience of news, especially on the internet, is becoming a shared social experience as people swap links in emails, post news stories on their social networking site feeds, highlight news stories in their Tweets, and haggle over the meaning of events in discussion threads. For instance, more than 8 in 10 online news consumers get or share links in emails. The rise of the internet as a news platform has been an integral part of these changes. This report discusses two significant technological trends that have influences news consumption behavior: First, the advent of social media like social networking sites and blogs has helped the news become a social experience in fresh ways for consumers. People use their social networks and social networking technology to filter, assess, and react to news. Second, the ascent of mobile connectivity via smart phones has turned news gathering and news awareness into an anytime, anywhere affair for a segment of avid news watchers. These are some of the key findings to come out of a new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the Project for Excellence in Journalism aimed at understanding the new news landscape. Below are some of the other key findings: The internet has surpassed newspapers and radio in popularity as a news platform on a typical day and now ranks just behind TV. More than half of American adults (56%) say they follow the news “all or most of the time, ” and another quarter (25%) follow the news at least “some of the time. ” Asked specifically about their news habits on “a typical day, ” the results are striking: 99% of Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 4 American adults say that on a typical day, they get news from at least one of these media platforms: a local or national print newspaper, a local or national television news 1 More than half of American adults (56%) say they follow the news “all or most of the time, ” and another quarter (25%) follow the news...
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