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March 19, 2012

Twitter Hits Slowdown Mode as Facebook seen more newsworthy

Just 9 percent of American adults turn to Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis for news, according to The State of The News Media 2012, a report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Instead of looking to their family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues, most people still get their information from news organizations (36 percent), search engines (32 percent) and news aggregation sites and apps such as Google News and Flipboard(29 percent), the Pew study finds.
Despite Twitter's reputation for breaking news, it appears that Facebook is where people are most likely to turn to get news recommendations. Seven percent of U.S. digital news consumers say they get news on Facebook very often, the Pew's survey finds, while 3 percent turn to Twitter with the same frequency.