Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday October 25, 2013

One Third Of Americans Get Their News On Facebook

The scary statistic of the day? Almost one third of the people in this country get their news from Facebook. What's scarier than that? The article is about trying to get MORE people to get their news from Facebook. eek!

Two-thirds of Americans are on Facebook. But only about half of those users ever get their news from it, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. And what news they do consume gets ingested serendipitously, as they browse the site for other reasons. Just 22 percent of people who get any news from Facebook think the service is a useful way to keep up with current events. And just over a quarter of Facebook news consumers have ever turned to it for coverage of breaking news.