I thought I'd check whether my peers, also media neophytes, are accessing their news in a similar way. So I asked this question on Twitter:
"Do you more often find your "news" via 1. Social-Media, or 2. Traditional News Sites?"
pevideoguy @daveduarte 50/50
sqroot @DaveDuarte mostly Social-Media, unless I've heard a headline and I want to find out more, then I go to a news site.
Amabacha @DaveDuarte Combo of both - Google Reader works overtime!
cathjenkin @DaveDuarte social media hey. it used to be traditional news sites but now, over the past say, a year, it's been more social-media dependent
robinpietersen @DaveDuarte 30% traditional, 60% social media and 10% word of mouth :-)
ismaild @DaveDuarte rss, twitter and social media
KerryHaggard @DaveDuarte traditional news sites
Marcel_Perform @daveduarte what if you're trying to avoid all news? I can't on twitter!
simondingle @DaveDuarte Traditional news sites for 'news'. Social Media for opinion.
Marcel_Perform @daveduarte Trying to avoid sceptic, paranoid news-media negative propaganda that sells newspapers.Sticking to SA Rocks & SA Good News thanx
KerryHaggard @DaveDuarte - perhaps perception(NB) that traditional news sites are less biased. Also clear idea as to left, right or centre...
KerryHaggard @DaveDuarte or completely up to own choice ie Google News
robinpietersen @DaveDuarte Hope we get to see the results sometime :-) Would be interesting...
As Jonathan Hitchcock pointed out:
Taking a survey about social media on twitter *might* possibly give you a slightly skewed result set.
The results are interesting nonetheless. How do you find your news?