New on the Fact Tank blog: Rich Morin discusses Facebook’s “emotional content” newsfeed experiment — what did they actually find? Was it ethical?

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This week, the Supreme Court announced plans to re-examine a case that brings into question whether making violent threats on Facebook Is criminal. Here’s a look at who uses Facebook (fully 71% of online adults), and what some dislike about Facebook.

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Via Mashable — Facebook launches a newswire.

Key notes on Facebook + the news:

  • 30% of U.S. adults get news from Facebook
  • News is common on Facebook, but incidental. 78% of Facebook news users mostly see news when on Facebook for other reasons.
  • Just 34% of Facebook news consumers “like” a news organization or individual journalist, which suggests that the news they see there is coming from friends – the same friends likely sending them posts about …everything else.

More here and here.

Fully 63% of Facebook users report going on the site at least daily (with 40% logging on multiple times per day), giving it not only the highest overall percentage of users, but also the most engaged. Just 14% of Facebook users say that they visit the site less than once a week. 
Happy almost 10th birthday to Facebook; we’ll have brand new stats for you early next week.

Fully 63% of Facebook users report going on the site at least daily (with 40% logging on multiple times per day), giving it not only the highest overall percentage of users, but also the most engaged. Just 14% of Facebook users say that they visit the site less than once a week. 

Happy almost 10th birthday to Facebook; we’ll have brand new stats for you early next week.

Facebook: Used by 71% of online adults, up from 67% in Dec 2012. 45% of online seniors now use it, up from 35% late 2012.
Do you think usage of Facebook will continue to grow or will it decline? What do you think?

Facebook: Used by 71% of online adults, up from 67% in Dec 2012. 45% of online seniors now use it, up from 35% late 2012.

Do you think usage of Facebook will continue to grow or will it decline? What do you think?

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NEW REPORT: Some 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind. 42% of online adults now use MULTIPLE social networking sites; which do you think is the platform of choice? http://pewrsr.ch/1dP98fS

NEW REPORT: Some 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind. 42% of online adults now use MULTIPLE social networking sites; which do you think is the platform of choice? http://pewrsr.ch/1dP98fS

Which social network do you turn to most often for news?
(Brand new report from our friends at the Journalism Project breaks down news use across various social networking platforms http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)

Which social network do you turn to most often for news?

(Brand new report from our friends at the Journalism Project breaks down news use across various social networking platforms http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)

When it comes to teens and social media, Facebook dwarfs other platforms.
http://pewrsr.ch/18xTGD1

When it comes to teens and social media, Facebook dwarfs other platforms.

http://pewrsr.ch/18xTGD1

Setting the record straight.

"Facebook makes me hate the people I know, and Reddit makes me love the people I don’t."

— Speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival last week, co-founder of Internet community site Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, as quoted by Ethan Zuckerman in this Atlantic piece: Reddit: A Pre-Facebook Community in a Post-Facebook World

"I think Facebook can be fun, but also it’s drama central. On Facebook, people imply things and say things, even just by a like, that they wouldn’t say in real life."

Teen, on Facebook.

http://pewrsr.ch/10LRth9

(Source: pewinternet.org)

"I am basically dividing things up. Instagram is mostly for pictures. Twitter is mostly for just saying what you are thinking. Facebook is both of them combined so you have to give a little bit of each. But yes, so Instagram, I posted more pictures on Instagram than on Facebook. Twitter is more natural."

Teen, on using different social media sites.

Along with The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, we conducted focus groups with teenagers in a variety of locales. Here’s a list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy. http://pewrsr.ch/10LRth9