When I was a kid, my family watched the evening news from the dinner table usually at 6:00 PM sharp. My Dad would usually just want to see the weather report, but most often we watched the whole program. Back then, the only two easy sources for what was happening in the world were either the television or the newspaper. Since we didn’t have a subscription to the paper, the TV was our easy alternative.
Today, however, it seems as if there are a myriad of options for how people get information on current events. TV’s and newspapers are still around of course, but their popularity seems to be dwindling in light of the technological age in which we live. More and more people, it seems, are getting their news from online sources, more specifically their Facebook account.
How Would You Like To Receive Your News?
In fact, in a recent survey done by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project, it shows that 30 percent of adults in the United States get their news information from their Facebook newsfeed. If you’re wondering if gender plays a role or not, it does. It turns out that many more women depend on Facebook for their news than men.
So, what kind of news do most people read on their Facebook? Anything and everything related to the entertainment world seems to be the news that most sells on the newsfeed. That probably isn’t a shock to anyone by now with the celebrity culture we live in.
Do you think Facebook will ultimately become a “one-stop” site for the world, or do you think it’s about worn out its online welcome?
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