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Study: More People Getting News From WhatsApp Than Facebook

4 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

A study done by Oxford University's Reuters Institute has found that the number of people getting their news from Facebook has declined around six-percent, globally since 2016, and many are getting it from private messaging apps like WhatsApp. The study found also found that from 2017 to 2018, the use of Facebook for finding news dropped around nine-percent, which could also be due to the fact that Facebook's big Cambridge Analytica scandal happened in early 2018. This is a big deal, and a bit surprising, but for Facebook it's still a good thing, since WhatsApp is still owned by Facebook...
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WhatsApp Popularity Increasing, Facebook Use Decreasing Among Young People As New Generation Shifts Course

WhatsApp Popularity Increasing, Facebook Use Decreasing Among Young People As New Generation Shifts Course

4 monthes ago   |   By Inquisitr

Young people are shifting gears when it comes to their use of social media applications and how they get their news. Reports show that Facebook is becoming less popular among the younger generation, with applications like WhatsApp surging in use.
According to Reuters , the usage of Facebook to check news fell nine percentage points last year. That's a significant decrease on its own, but the Reuters Institute survey showed that the drop was a hefty 20 percentage points when the younger demographic was isolated and examined. The study looked at data from 74,000 people across nearly 40...
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