On 9/11, We Turned On The TV. Now, We Turn To Social Media
On 9/11, we turned on our TVs to learn about the attacks. Now, we turn to social media, though there's a trade-off for getting information quickly.By Leah Becerra | September 10, 2015
It's been 14 years since 9/11, and if you think back to that day, you'll probably remember learning details about the event from TV news. (Video via NBC)
With more recent tragedies and disasters, like the Boston Marathon bombing and Hurricane Sandy, Americans have gotten more of their news from social media — sometimes not even needing to turn on a TV.
A study by Pew Research Center says the number of people getting news on social media continues to rise, growing substantially — even from two years ago.