Twitter and the News: how people use the social network to find out about the world.

How does Twitter change the way individuals get news? What sorts of thought leaders, journalists and organizations do people follow on the network? How are these Twitter followers different than those on other social networks? And how are people reacting to added components on Twitter, like advertising and promoted tweets?


At a moment when the network is poised to make a number of changes, the American Press Institute and Twitter, in collaboration with research company DB5, have produced a new study that probes the relationship between news use and the Twittersphere.
The study, which involved an online survey of over 4,700 social media users, finds that Twitter users tend to be heavier news consumers than other social media users. News, indeed, is one of the first activities that they engage in on the network.

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Facebook currency ‘clearly a threat’ to big banks, finance sector.

Australian banking executives have described Facebook’s plan to develop its own cryptocurrency as a clear threat to the business, however payment experts were skeptical regarding its potential impact on the local financial sector.


“They’re not the first company to launch a crypto payment solution, however they do have large reach obviously through their Facebook platform,” said NAB’s business banking Chief Anthony Healy.


“With a billion plus users on its platform, it’s clearly a threat.”
With over a billion users on its platform, Mark Zuckerberg’s crypto payment strategy at Facebook is clearly a threat.

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