Washington – The Internet
now has surpassed newspapers and radio to become the third most popular news
platform in the U.S.,
according to a new survey by the Pew
Research Center.

The Web (61%) now trails only local (78%) and national (73%) television news,
with six in 10 Americans getting their news from a combination of online and
offline sources on a typical day.

By comparison, just half said that they rely
on newspapers.

In addition, more than one quarter of those surveyed said that
they now access some form of news through their cell phones.

And with so many
Americans using social technology sites, much of that news is going viral.

Among those who get news online, 75% get news forwarded through email or posts
on social networking sites, and 52% share links to news with others.

complete report is available through the link below.


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