The top social media site for news is Facebook, followed by YouTube, Twitter, Google+ and WhatsApp, according to Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2014, based on ten countries surveyed. Google and YouTube are by far the frontrunners, with 60 percent of Facebook users accessing the site last week and 35 percent accessing for news. Fifty-two percent of YouTube users access the site in general, with 15 percent accessing for news, according to Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report 2014.
World Newsmedia Network has published Global Digital Media Trendbook each year since 2006. The 2014 trendbook contains 500 data sets and 230 pages of analysis about digital media usage and revenue patterns, including this data set. To download the GDMT free executive summary, go to www.wnmn.org