Social media websites are getting largely used by the users for many purposes, in which one of the purposes is to get the news. Social media websites play an important role in making the users updated about the latest news and happenings around them. If you use social media website without even the intention of getting updated about the recent happenings and the news around the world, you will surely get something new at the end of your social media surfing. This means, social media is playing a powerful role in spreading the news around the world.
In America, people spend less average time watching the TV while they spend much of their time on social media websites. That is also the reason why social media is being used for the news and latest updates better than the TV. According to the research, the one third users of the Instagram say that they are using the app to get updated and get the news around the world. As we all know the number of Instagram users is huge and one third of it is not a small portion. On Instagram, there are some posts and accounts that share the authentic news and people rely on that. Through these posts they can get updated from their cell phones at any time and any place. They know about the celebrities around the world by following their accounts.
Similarly, Twitter is also a source of getting updated with the latest news. There are many Twitter users who use Twitter for getting updated with the recent stance and sayings of the big personalities from the political and media industry. 60 percent of the Twitter users are those according to a research who want to get the news from the social media app. In Twitter, there are no picture posts of the latest news like in Instagram, but the users can get the news through the small written post of the people called Tweets. Through these tweets they can know the latest happening in the world. There are many politicians who use their official Twitter accounts and share their views over the social media site. Apart from the politicians, there are so many entertainment and media celebrities who share their life and views with their followers through their Twitter accounts. There are many news channels on TV who use the tweets of the big personalities and share it in their news on TV.
Facebook is also a commonly used social media site for getting the news and according to the research it is the mostly used social media site for getting the news updates in USA. Through Facebook, the official accounts and pages of the news channels as well as the celebs can be liked and followed to get informed about the latest happening around the world. In Facebook, you can get the new in the form of a written post, a picture post, or a video. People rely on Facebook as it is an easy option for them get the latest updates through their cell phone at any time.