Social Media And Future Of News: 8 Findings - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Comments
Social Media And Future Of News: 8 Findings
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
4/4/2014 | 11:04:28 AM
Re: Where do you get your news?
LinkedIn has invested a LOT on becoming a news destination, from relaunching LinkedIn Today as Pulse and adding user-generated content with blogs. News seems like a good fit for a professional social network, but like you, I wonder how successful it's been. Does LinkedIn make anyone's list of news outlets?
Justin Belmont
50%
50%
Justin Belmont,
User Rank: Apprentice
4/3/2014 | 10:15:02 PM
Re: Where do you get your news?
I'm really glad to see the Pew Research Center's findings. The Prose Media team uses a lot of different platforms for news, and Facebook and Twitter are definitely some of them. I'd be interested to see how many people check out the news via LinkedIn.
SaneIT
50%
50%
SaneIT,
User Rank: Ninja
4/2/2014 | 8:23:57 AM
Re: Where do you get your news?
I'm in the same boat.  I enjoy a couple different feed readers that grab content from multiple established sources.  I know that print media is dying but the infrastructure and knowhow for news gathering are still there so they are still good sources for news.  I don't click on any FB link because I've learned that quite often it's not something that a friend posted deliberately, typically they "like" a page and it starts posting for them.  I don't want sites doing the same for me.
Shane M. O'Neill
50%
50%
Shane M. O'Neill,
User Rank: Author
4/1/2014 | 1:10:19 PM
Re: Where do you get your news?
I get my news from a variety of sources: tablet-based magazines, the Sunday paper (yes the actual inky physical paper - i recently went back to it), and also LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. My Facebook news only occasionally comes from friends' likes and shares (though that definitely happens). But the majority comes from just following pubs like NYT and Wash Post on Facebook. I end up reading a lot of good stories just passing through Facebook. I like to balance that approach with the more structured experience of reading magaziness like BusinessWeek and Entertainment Weekly on my tablet. Whatever works for you.
SaneIT
50%
50%
SaneIT,
User Rank: Ninja
3/28/2014 | 8:21:11 AM
Re: Where do you get your news?
Definitely not getting my news from Facebook.  I very rarely read anything that is linked, mainly because I can usually guess what the article is about based on who is linking it and because I don't want to be tempted to wade into a fight on Facebook which I typically see after a controversial news story is linked.  I do think the way we get our news is changing and is much more dynamic than years past but I don't let my friends filter my news for me.
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
3/27/2014 | 9:17:30 PM
Where do you get your news?
#2 rings true for me -- I discover a lot of news on Facebook and Twitter, though I don't log on specifically for that. I'm curious about others' news habits -- are you getting more news from social sites?


How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll