Social Media or Social News?
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How people are exposed to news is dependent on a handful of different variables. Some have ingrained habits that are difficult to disrupt, watching the nightly news or picking up the morning paper for example. Some have adopted new media sources like websites, push notifications on mobile apps or podcasts. Others don't go out of their way to seek out news at all.
What interests me is the final group, partially because I often fall into this category. I have enough on my plate that if something is important, I trust I'll hear about it. Typically important news becomes apparent through my social networks. I come across articles, reactions and commentary from those around me which keeps me aware of what's going on.
How do you stay aware of what's going on in the world? Are you proactive about it? Do you share news to your networks? Or are you reactive like me, waiting for important news to become apparent through repeat mentions in your social networks?