PEJ New Media Index: On Twitter, iOS 5 is the Apple of Their Eye

Jun 16, 2011

Twitter users weighed in quickly and voluminously to Apple’s introduction of its new iOS 5 operating system. Reaction to the June 6 rollout accounted for nearly one-third (31%) of the news links from June 6-10, according to the New Media Index from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. 

The day after the June 6 announcement, social media users were already downloading the upgrade, which had already been released for developers—and which includes more than 200 new features for the iPhone and iPad—by following steps to get a beta version of the upgrade before it was made public by using a backdoor. And they were providing followers with detailed reviews and commentary along the way. 

Their verdict was largely positive. 

Read the full report On Twitter, iOS 5 is the Apple of Their Eye on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.

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