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Twitter top source for breaking news on social media: Survey

  • Among all social networking platforms, micro-blogging site Twitter is the top source for users when it comes to breaking news, a new online survey of more than 4,700 social media users has revealed.

    Nearly nine in 10 Twitter (86 percent) users in the survey said they use Twitter for news, and the vast majority of those (74 percent) do so daily.

    “Roughly the same number of people reported that they use Twitter to be alerted to breaking news (40 percent) as to keep up with the news generally (39 percent),” said the survey conducted by the American Press Institute and Twitter in collaboration with research company called DB5. (Source: IANS)