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Social media is the main way that youth (18-24) around the world discover news online, whereas older adults are more apt to directly access news stories, according to the Digital News Report 2018 from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Fully 53% of young adults reported coming across news stories via social media, compared to one-third (34%) of adults ages 55 and older.Read More
Google took the lead over Facebook last year in referrals to media sites. An analysis from the firm delves into the major referrers by article category, finding that Google search is a bigger referrer than Facebook for most.Read More
According to a June 2018 survey from Edelman Intelligence, commissioned by snack brand GoGo SqueeZ, the majority of US parent internet users (76%) believe their children are spending too much time with digital devices.Read More
Most online adults across 5 key countries turn to websites in order to find information about brands and services, while about half rely on recommendations from friends and family, according to a report from Kantar Media. The study indicates that social media is also a popular source of information, though more so in some countries than others.Read More
Buffer partnered with BuzzSumo to analyze more than 43 million posts from the top 20,000 brands on Facebook in one of the largest studies of 2018. The most enaging topics posted as video content to Facebook include food, fashion and beauty, animals, do-it-yourself, and humor. The least engaging topics include finance and stocks, real estate, marketing and cars.Read More