June 4, 2012

A Growing Number of Adults Online Use Twitter Daily

8%

The percentage of adults online who use Twitter on a typical day has doubled since May 2011.

More adults who regularly go online are using Twitter on a daily basis.

According to the latest data from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 15% of adults online use Twitter and 8% say they do so on a typical day.

The overall number of adult internet users who say they use Twitter changed little between May 2011 – when it was 13% – and March 2012. But the percentage of people who say they use it on a typical day rose from 4% to 8%. In November 2010, 8% of adults online said they used Twitter and just 2% said they did so on a typical day.

The rise of smartphones may account for some of the rise in usage: smartphone users are particularly likely to be using Twitter. Read More