As the news industry continues to shift, more research shows that “social networks” such as Facebook, digg.com and the like will dominate how consumers get and share their news.
To that end, Facebook developed a list of its 40 most “shared” articles for 2011. The list tells a lot about how Americans have morphed the definition of “news” and it speaks to why news outlets have known for some time that offering consumers meaningful news simply does not sell.
In our first episode of the iCitizen vblog we interview Peter Levine, director of CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement and author of "The Future of Democracy, Developing the Next Generation of American Citizens." Peter offers his thoughts on how the Internet will change civic participation and why citizenship should be taught in school.