"We are living in the digital information age with nearly half of all Americans get some form of local news on a mobile device, and 46 percent of people get their news online at least three times a week."
This article by Roy Morejon on Social Media Today is comprised of a series of infographics on the subject of how people get their news, and how social media is playing an ever larger role. For example, the site's research found that an overwhelming percentage of people, 59.5, get their local news from television, followed by newspapers, 28.8 percent; social media, 27.8 percent; radio, 18.8 percent; other print publications, 6 percent, and other, 9.5 percent.
Another graphic shows that the dominant social media site for sharing news if Facebook by a wide margin, 59.5 percent, followed by Twitter, 19.9 percent; YouTube, 12.7 percent; Google+ at 11.6 percent, and other 42.8 percent. While that "other" category is formidable, I am surprised that Twitter's share is not higher. I think Twitter is a site that is still growing, while Facebook may have peaked.