What's In....Books/What's Out....Internet (only for the afternoon!)
This afternoon many students were working and researching in the library using the Internet. When suddenly the Internet went down! (OMG! What do we do!) When what to our wondering eyes should appear....Books!!!! Yes, books! After a little coaxing to move away from the computers, the students began to spread out around the tables and continue to research. The sound of learning was in the air and fingers were busily turning pages!
The overwhelming majority of Americans (92%) use multiple platforms to get their daily news, according to a new survey conducted jointly by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Project for Excellence in Journalism.
The internet is now the third most-popular news platform, behind local and national television news and ahead of national print newspapers, local print newspapers and radio. Getting news online fits into a broad pattern of news consumption by Americans; six in ten (59%) get news from a combination of online and offline sources on a typical day. Some other interesting finding were...
- 92% of Americans surveyed use multiple places & platforms to get their daily news
- local & national television stations still come out ahead of the internet as news sources
- 59% of Americans surveyed use both online & offline news sources
- 33% of cell phone owners access news on their phones
- 28% of internet users have customized homepages with news sources (e.g. iGoogle)
- 37% of internet users have actually participated in news dissemination, creation, or commenting
- 75% of those who get news online find news through email forwards or through friends’ posts on social networking sites
- 52% of those who get news online also share links to news with others through email or social networking
- 55% report that it is now easier to keep up with news and information than it was five years ago, and yet…
- 70% feel overwhelmed by the amount of news and information available