Young people turn to Social Media

Inspiration

So where do young people turn to for a big news story? According to these findings, they are now more included to turn to the internet.

Specifically:

  • Overall, 63% say they followed news about the Boston attack very closely, the highest level of interest for any story since the 2008 financial crisis.

  • A majority of young people (56%) say they kept up with news and information about the bombings on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

  • Overall, 26% say they have been keeping up with news and information about the bombing at the Boston Marathon through social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter.

  • 80% of Americans followed the story on TV. About half (49%) say they kept up with news and information online or on a mobile device, and 38% followed the story on the radio.

  • Only 29% say they kept up with the story in newspapers.

I know I behaved the same way when the Rolf Harris story first came out. Media giants here were not allowed to publish his name BUT all it took was one Twitter check to reveal his identity.

It’s no wonder people turn to Social Media for the latest.

MMA

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