More Google+ Than Facebook Users Look To Twitter For News


A new chart from the Pew Research Journalism Project depicts just how much of the social news space Facebook has captured, relative to Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

We shared earlier that, based on Pew’s research, 8% of U.S. adults get news through Twitter, compared to 30% through Facebook.

But that’s not all – those who get news on other social networks are the most likely to also get news from Facebook, making Mark Zuckerberg’s once-humble creation the resource for social news today.

So for those who look to Twitter for news, where else are they seeking out information?

More Google+ Than Facebook Users Look To Twitter For News

You can see that most of the people who get news from a non-Facebook social network also get their news from Facebook.

But whereas 28% of people who look to Google+ for news also check out Twitter for news, only 19% of Facebook news consumers do.

Why the reticence on Facebook news readers’ part to seek out news on Twitter? Maybe because a much smaller percentage of Facebook users are Twitter users than vice versa – or the former are already following Facebook pages they’d theoretically get news from on Twitter so there’s no need to double-dip.

Which social networks do you get your news from?

(Source: Pew Research Journalism Project. Social icons image via Idonzzy.)