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Berlin – More than three quarters (76 percent) of Internet users in Germany informs the web about the latest news
<. p> Berlin – More than three quarters (76 percent) of Internet users in Germany informs the web about the latest news. This is the result of a representative survey of 1,042 users on behalf of Inter Digital association Bitkom.
accordingly are particularly popular news sites of television channels, of more than half (54 percent) of Internet users are used as a source of current information. 52 percent talk about online quotes from traditional print media to date. “User trust in the brands of traditional media companies is still large,” said Timm Lutter, an expert in Digital Media at Bitkom. In addition, online portals an important source of information: 45 percent of Internet users inform themselves according to the survey on home pages of Internet service providers and e-mail providers.
Almost a quarter (24 percent) of Internet users inform themselves according to the survey at all about the latest news online. According to the results of the survey make good use of one-fifth (22 percent) social networks to keep abreast of current events to date. “. Social networks have the advantage that they can be used as a personalized collection point for all kinds of messages correctly adjusted, they provide the desired overview – from current world events up to hyperlocal events or information of celebrities,” said Bitkom expert Lutter.
In the most social media-savvy group of young Internet users of 14 and 29 even claim nearly one-third (32 percent) social networks as a news source. Especially for online video portals produced news programs According to the survey of eight percent of internet users as an information tool. Pure online news sites that do not belong to the classical media houses are used by seven percent.