The Internet has surpassed television and other media as the most vital news and information source in the U.S., a new Zogby Interactive poll finds.
Asked what they would choose if they had only one source of news and information source, slightly more than half chose the Internet, 21 per cent chose television and 10 per cent chose newspapers and radio.
But it's clear that social media hasn't yet taken hold as a resource. Only a small fraction cited Facebook or MySpace and an even smaller cohort cited Twitter as a good source of news.
As for most popular news source, the Internet again ranked first: 40 per cent chose the Net, 17 per cent chose TV, 16 per cent chose newspapers and 13 per cent chose radio.
What's clear, Zogby said, is that the efforts by conventional media to direct readers to their sites are working.