Staying Informed: The Modern Path to Enlightenment

October 22, 2018

I read “Snapchat Is a Popular Source for News among College Students.” Here’s the passage I noted:

In a survey of 5,844 college students from 11 US institutions, 89 percent said they got at least some of their news from social media over the previous week. And Facebook was the most popular outlet, with 71 percent of respondents saying they got news from the platform during that time period. Interestingly, Snapchat came in second place, with 55 percent of the students saying they had gotten news from the app during the past week. And YouTube, Instagram and Twitter followed, pulling 54 percent, 51 percent and 42 percent of respondents, respectively.


  1. The 11 percent who get news from other sources need to get with the program
  2. The rise of pictures and captions is interesting and probably not good news for anyone pumping out text
  3. Retirement savings invested in print media look like risky bets.

Stephen E Arnold, October 23, 2018


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