Americans are using social networks as a primary source of news more than ever before.
Compared to all other news sources, Social Media News has shown the highest rate of growth by nearly tripling in size between 2010 – 2012 (Pew). Many factors have contributed to this growth, including constant connectivity via mobile devices. Today, 50% of all American adults own a mobile device, which has added fuel to the social media news fire (PEJ). News is also the topic of choice when syndicating content on social networks. Dan Zarrella, Social Media Scientist at Hubspot, found that News was the most Retweeted topic among survey respondents in a recent study.
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