Sina Technology News Beijing time in the late June 14th news, according to a survey by Reuters Institute, the results of a survey by Reuters Institute shows that the number of users getting news through social networks such as Facebook is getting less and less, because many young people turn to news events through WhatsApp and other messaging applications.
The study showed that the percentage of users who used Facebook to get news in the US dropped by 9 percentage points. For young users, the proportion dropped by 20 percentage points.
The Reuters Institute conducted a survey of 74 thousand consumers in 37 markets around the world, and researcher Nick Newman (Nic Newman) said: "the number of consumers getting news through social networks has declined in many core markets. At the same time, the number of users who get news through message applications continues to increase. "
At present, many users still find news through Facebook and Twitter. However, more and more people are turning to news events through WhatsApp and other news applications. This is largely due to the fact that news events are more secure through news applications.
A British female user said: "social networks are like masks, but when they chat with friends through messaging applications, they take off the mask and I become myself." (Li Ming)
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