Facebook is still constantly changing the features of its News Feed in order to make user experience a better one. Twitter doesn’t stand behind either, as it is permanently adjusting its tools for media to become more appealing to people who have accounts on its social network.
According to new research carried out by Pew Center, it seems that it has all paid off, because numbers show that people are trusting the news posted on these sites more than they used to in the past.
About 2,000 people took part in the latest survey that aimed to analyze how many users read news from Facebook or Twitter. It was reported that a very impressive percentage of 63 % do that. This is higher by more than 10 percent than the results recorded in 2013, when the last survey was conducted on the matter.
In 2013, 47 percent Facebook users and 52 percent Twitter users got their news from their favorite social network.
Even younger people, who are under 35 are more inclined than they used to be to read their news from Facebook or Twitter. In 2013, about 55 percent used to do that, while now the percentage has jumped up to 67. Almost the same numbers were recorded for people over 35.
However, the research also reveals that people tend to trust Facebook more when it comes to news, as only 10 percent of Americans read them on Twitter and about 41 percent of U.S. adults go with Facebook.
The researchers explain that this doesn’t necessarily mean that they prefer Facebook, but only that Twitter is better in terms of breaking news and follow-ups.
The report further indicates that more people tend to post news on Facebook than on Twitter (28 percent versus 23 percent).
Even if the percentage of people who read news on their favorite social network is on the rise, these numbers might be a bit misleading, because most of the people still don’t identify them as important sources of news.
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