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  • http://RichardBejah.com Richard Bejah

    Another great post regarding Facebook.. Maybe my kids have got something… Must use it more often Just off to post something there! RICH ;0)

    • http://commetrics.com/?p=14363 Urs E. Gattiker

      Maybe you are right Richard

      But all Jeff was saying, even though his title might insinuate something else, is that Facebook users consume news via Facebook. Is that a surprise?

      I for one surely do not because I prefer to manage the newsflow differently. And most interesting for me is that NPR’s Twitter users do not seem to overlap with the Facebook ones.

      So the bottom line is that Facebook users are reached via Facebook (little surprise there but great that we now know for sure this is the case, at least for US users, not the rest) AND Twitter users and some others like me still prefer other means to get their daily news.

      Thanks you all for sharing.

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  • http://www.theorganicview.com June Stoyer

    I think it is great that they are making these sites so useful! Atleast you can do something other than farmville!

  • http://www.good-folk.com Dave Folkerson

    One of the most important aspects about Facebook is that everyone uses it. Does it make more sense to find your news sources through it than to subscribe to RSS feeds via Google reader? It’s probably not the ideal tool for the job. On the other hand, for a lot of people, the familiarity of the Facebook environment greases the wheels in their transition to digital news consumption.

  • http://www.kevinmontgomery.com Kevin Montgomery

    Facebook is 100% my go to site for content. Yes, my friends are my personal filters for what is important or newsworthy, or funny.
    Just after google……facebook is my biggest referrer to my blogs………..it is potent.
    Thanks for this. I’ll post it to my wall. Kevin

  • http://www.firebellyorganics.com Debbie

    Love facebook for Networking and News! I wont lie I turn to Twitter for my news more then I do facebook :)

  • http://www.americasinterest.com Stephen Graves

    To me, the largest change I see happening from people getting their news from social sites like Facebook is the increasing segregation of sources according to a predetermined set of values. Thus those who subscribe to certain feeds are often already in agreement of the aims of those publishing the news. The old adage of “if you don’t like what’s on, change the Chanel” is now practiced preimptively

  • http://www.kcclaveria.com Kelvin C.

    The information on how many news items per day should be posted on Facebook is super helpful.

    Personally I don’t use Facebook to get my news (I use Twitter for that). However, this post reminds me that not everyone is like me. Definitely some good info in this post, Jeff!

  • http://BestSellerAuthors.com Warren Whitlock

    It’s not so much that social media is changing us, we are just doing what we do, and now we can measure. Old media was only able to count what they broadcast, not the trillions of conversations we have with each other. Social media is just a drop is a tiny percentage of our daily conversations, but helps us speed up those communications and can be measured. The need for a centralized broadcast was due to a limited technology. We didn’t do it that way before the 20th Century, and likely won’t need the old way again.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SMUQOKJBSYVQQCARJBZ2KZ5TCU PageUp Press Release

    Face book comes after Google, I like it as a great networking site.

  • http://twitter.com/LeftFieldWeb LeftFieldWeb

    Jeff, Great post.  We’d have to agree.  We can actually see what the news is plus what our friends think about it.  Smarter newspapers are pulling comments from Facebook putting them into specific articles.

  • http://twitter.com/LeftFieldWeb LeftFieldWeb

    Jeff, Great post.  We’d have to agree.  We can actually see what the news is plus what our friends think about it.  Smarter newspapers are pulling comments from Facebook putting them into specific articles.

  • http://www.cleancutmedia.com/ Clean Cut Media

    Hey Jeff, great post. love reading all the statistics. 50% of them shared an NPR story? 75%+ expect friends to share interesting stories… not surprising but still amazing to hear.