India prefers facebook for breaking news

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Here is another instance where facebook served as a better news medium than newspapers for breaking news in India. The social networking giant was used as a medium to learn about the earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan. Users share the effects live coverage video of the impact in Japan with a simple “Share” & “like” feature of facebook.

Facebook is being preferred by Indian internet users over other social networking sites, with 40% of the internet users having an account on facebook and having added 5 million users in the last 3 months!

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