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Infographic Looks At How People Use Twitter for News

We know that Twitter is looking to get into the breaking news game in a big way. People already use Twitter as a main source for their news, and the company is taking steps to make it an even bigger p...
Infographic Looks At How People Use Twitter for News
Written by Josh Wolford
  • We know that Twitter is looking to get into the breaking news game in a big way. People already use Twitter as a main source for their news, and the company is taking steps to make it an even bigger part of the platform.

    The company is currently testing a new breaking news section that appears on its mobile apps right next to notifications and messages.

    Twitter is also working on a huge new feature codenamed Project Lightning – which has Twitter curating important news and putting it front and center on the app and desktop. It will be accessible to everyone – logged in or out.

    But just how do people use Twitter for news?

    Pew recently looked at a sample of Twitter users and compiled some data on how often they tweet the news, who they follow for news, and more.

    Check out the infographic below:

    How Americans Use Twitter for News

    Image via Anthony Quintano, Flickr Creative Commons

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