PEJ New Media Index: Social Media Users Blast the Debt Deal

Aug 11, 2011

The August 2 agreement on raising the country's debt ceiling was a leading topic of conversation on both blogs and Twitter last week. And in a rarity for a partisan political issue, the news managed to unite both sides of the political spectrum.

Liberal and conservative social media users agreed the deal was a bad one-albeit for different reasons. Indeed, both sides seemed to think they came out on the short end.

For the week of August 1-5, the news story most linked to on blogs was the debt ceiling debate, according to the New Media Index from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. That topic also among the most discussed subjects on Twitter, finishing at No. 2.

Read the full report, Social Media Users Blast the Debt Deal, on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism Web site.

More Work in Media and Journalism

 
X
(All Fields are required)