Compared with the 30% of Americans who get news on Facebook, Twitter news consumers stand out as younger, more mobile and more highly educated. 85% of Twitter news consumers get news at least sometimes on mobile.
About half of internet users have posted their own or others’ photos or videos online. Cell phones and smartphones have given rise to photo- and video-sharing apps: 18% of cell owners use Instagram and 9% use Snapchat.
On Facebook, the largest social media platform, news is a common but incidental experience, according to an initiative of Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
A report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project finds that online video is growing. 78% of online adults watch or download videos online, up from 69% in 2009, and the share of internet users who upload or post video online has doubled from 14% in 2009 to 31% today.
31% of American adult internet users have posted videos online, double the percentage in 2009. The share of online adults who watch or download videos has also grown, and mobile phones have become a key part of the video viewing and creating experience.
Two separate, but related conversations have been prominent on Twitter—one about the government shutdown and the other about President Obama's health care law, the landmark legislation at the heart of the Congressional impasse that triggered the shutdown.
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