Alternate News Channels Gaining on Social Media: Reuters
On the off chance that you have time to pore through a 136 page report, I’ll nominate this really interesting study from Reuters on the current state of news consumption. Lots of surprises here: news consumption is growing faster on messaging systems, aggregators, and voice devices than social media; ad blocking growth has stalled; the U.S. is more polarized than anyplace except Hungary. If you want more on broader social trends:
- Eventbrite has an interesting study on Millennials interest in live events and promoting political change;
- IAB found that 22% of smartphone users worldwide check their phones every five minutes;
- the Digital Citizens Alliance reports that most Americans want digital platforms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter to be more proactive in blocking illicit activites;
- Pew Research Center finds that most experts believe the Internet of Things will be great despite all the risks.