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I have made a study of human communication -- interpersonal as well as mass media.  I am intrigued by tremendous changes in human interaction in recent years.  The computer, Internet, smart phones and social media have dramatically changed the way we interact with each other.  Human discourse hasn't changed, but the mediums by which we communicate have..."and that has made all the difference".


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More Choices for News

According to a Pew Research poll, Americans now spend 70 minutes a day getting their news. New technology has not replaced older forms of media for news and information, but rather has added to them. Americans now spend more time getting news each day. from more sources. We spend 57 minutes with traditional news media: television, radio, newspaper, and an additional 13 minutes with on-line news sources.

The vast majority of Americans still get most their news from television. The survey found the source from which Americans get their news is:

Television 58%
• The television number has held consistent over the past 14 years.

Radio 34%
• Down 9% from 2000

Internet 34%
• While 34% report getting their news from the internet, when you add in cell phones, social networks, e-mail and pod-casts, this number jumps to 44%

Daily Newspaper 31%
• Daily newspaper is down 16% over the past decade.
• In 2010, while only 26% of Americans report having read a print version of a daily newspaper. 17% of Americans say they read a newspaper online yesterday or visited a newspaper website.

17% of Adults report having read/seen/heard no news yesterday
27% of Adults under 30 report no exposure to news yesterday!

Obviously there are differences when you look at the different age and gender data, and for more detailed information refer to the complete complete survey

Where do you get your news?


0 #1 alfiesaden 2012-01-04 05:52
hi - is it just me !! can any one explain why when i type in the bing browser "www.savinggrac" i get a different site yet whe i type it in google its ok? could this be a bug in my system or is any one else having same probs ?

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