10 May '11, 5am

More people visiting news websites through Facebook links - TODAYonline

Facebook is influencing what news gets read online as people use the Internet's most popular hangout to share content. That is one of the key findings from a study on the flow of traffic to the Web's 25 largest news destinations. The study was released yesterday by the US-based Pew Research Centre's Project for Excellence in Journalism. Facebook was responsible for between 3 and 8 per cent of traffic to the news sites, the study found. But this effect is small compared with Google's search engine, which supplies about 30 per cent of traffic to the top news sites, according to Pew. AP

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