I've always found it interesting that Twitter is a place where many people have turned to for the news, but personally find it difficult to use Twitter for news because 140 characters are simply not enough to keep me well informed. Often times news, magazines and blog handles on Twitter will add a link to the article, making their tweets even less informed with short headlines discussing the article. Then on top of having short headlines thrown at me, Twitter is constantly getting updated where many articles get lost in my feed unless I'm actively checking it throughout the day, on top of getting nonstop tweet from other interests from celebrities, friends and local businesses.
In contrast to Twitter, I've found Facebook to be a social media platform that has filtered pages that I like and my friends feeds into a newsfeed curated towards my interests. Even though I don't necessarily see everything posted throughout the day, the social media platform displays things through my newsfeed based on what I like and what my friends are liking in order to display a feed custom towards my interests. It's also more graphically interesting, where news related posts are often accompanied with a picture that displays larger than it would on Twitter, text without a character limit and a hyperlink to the article that it's referring to. I think this is largely because it appears this way both on the mobile app and through an online browser.
I find Facebook a great way to find news, not only because it has more flexibility with it's online postings, but also because it filters news for you while giving users access to further explore pages and friends you follow if you are curious to see what they've been up to at the same time. Whereas Twitter is a constant unfiltered feed that shows you everything that you may or may not want to see, there are ways to have these channels filtered through other websites or applications, however the application is limited to muting or blocking users that post unwanted content from popping up on your feed. Hopefully in the future Twitter can develop a way to effectively filter your feed, that can display the most compelling articles that are relevant to your interests while taking time sensitivity into consideration making it a more convenient way for users to get their news without things getting drowned out in the pool of endless tweets.