Social Media Leading to Web Video Boom
In a new survey, the Pew Internet and American Life Project has found a meteoric rise in Americans’ interest in online video, with the number of adult Americans who’ve watched a video on sites like YouTube nearly doubling since December 2006, when it conducted a similar survey.
Pew found that 62 percent of its survey respondents said they’d watched a video online, up from 33 percent in the previous survey.
That figure outranks by a large margin the portion of adult Americans who spend time social networking sites like Facebook (46 percent) or on status-updating sites like Twitter (11 percent).
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