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Data pick of the day: 50% FB users read news stories on the site

Facebook recently unveiled the ‘The Facebook Journalism Project’- which would attempt to establish strong ties between Facebook and the news industry.

GlobalWebIndex’s data shows that in the top five self-reported behaviours taking place on Facebook, reading news stories and articles both feature  – with over half of Facebookers reporting to have read each of these in the past month.

GWI highlights that Facebook’s user-base are averaging around 50 minutes each day reading online press.

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