How Blogs And Social Media Agendas Relate And Differ From Traditional Press (Pew Research)

How Blogs And Social Media Agendas Relate And Differ From Traditional Press (Pew Research)
According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, the stories and issues that gain traction in social media differ substantially from those that lead in the mainstream press. Of the 29 weeks that they tracked blogs, Twitter and YouTube, the three shared the same top story just once. That was the week of June 15-19, when the protests that followed the Iranian elections led on all three. CyberJournalist: Not only do the stories and issues that gain traction in social media differ substantially from those that lead in the mainstream press, but links shared in Twitter are much less likely to be to traditional media outlets than the links in blogs.

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