Twitter politics

Meanwhile, Pew has new data on Twitter News Consumers, namely the Young, Mobile and Educated. Taylor Lorenz at Daily Mail explained: “.@pewjournalism has released a new report on the Twitter news consumer.” Jessica Plautz at Skift wrote, “8% of U.S. adults get news on Twitter.” David Holmes at PandoDaily cited: “Pew: 8% of US adults get news through Twitter, compared to 30% who get it from Facebook.” Freelancer Adrienne LaFrance said, “New @pewinternet study: 40 percent of Twitter news consumers have a bachelor’s degree vs. 30 percent on Facebook.”

In light of this research, Bill Keller at the New York Times was prompted to write It’s the Golden Age of News. Jonathan Dyer with Public Radio International countered with “The Golden Age of News but maybe not the Golden Age of Reporting.” Jack Shafer tweeted from the story: “‘Social media isn’t journalism,’ said C.J. Chivers. ‘It’s information. Journalism is what you do with it.’”

Also from Twitter, you can see the legendary Rick Rubin being interviewed in his old NYU dorm room (also known as the birthplace of Def Jam Records) by Rolling Stone. Marc Tracy at The New Republic added, “Also Russell Simmons', no?” Aidan Gardiner at DNAinfo said, “This photo is amazing. Rick Rubin visits his old NYU dorm.” Jared Keller at Al Jazeera America tweeted: “What is going on in this photo.” Mike Hayes from BuzzFeed said, “What is this awesomeness?”

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