Social media is misleading the News and they know it and do not care.

OverLord

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^^ Look here.


In a recent Pew research piece they have found what MANY of us have suspected for years and years, That TWITTER is making an over sized influence on the American Landscape. Also, it seems, that many News agencies know this and have given NO care to how they use Twitter aggregate data as some " pulse of America".

What a load of bullshit. Dozens and dozens of times there have been CNN and MSNBC reporting based SOLELY on twitter data as the bedrock of its "proof". SO laughable, so horrible laughable.


Key bullets from the research in case you fuckers are too lazy to read it your self.


1. Among U.S. adults, Twitter discourse is dominated by a small share of tweeters. The most prolific tweeters – those in the top 10% by number of tweets – are responsible for 80% of all tweets created by U.S. adults. That includes all types of tweets: original tweets, retweets and quote tweets.

2. Most U.S. adult Twitter users don’t engage much. The median Twitter user posts two tweets a month, favorites one tweet a month, follows 89 accounts and has 25 followers.

3. The most prolific tweeters among U.S. adults are especially likely to be women. Among the most prolific tweeters – again, those in the top 10% by number of tweets – 65% are women. Women account for 48% of less prolific users.



So what now? Will News agencies dial back their dependence on those 10% to determine the pulse of America? Now bloody fuckin likely if you ask me.
 

Looniperson8907

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I cannot stand Twitter.
I don't use it, but there was a time in my life that I tried it.
It is where sheeple go to baaa. And where shepherds go to gather their sheeple wool. Icky.
 
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Syenite

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I don't like twitter either. The one time I used it, I am ashamed to admit, was to post multiple rage tweets at Sony for their policy on fraudulent purchases on accounts.

I feel like an old person using those things anyway. I don't get it. I don't like it. I don't use it. But I am feeling like that about pretty much all social media these days.