March 26, 2009

Tweeting

11%

About one-in-ten online adults have used Twitter or a similar service.

Sending quick messages (limited to 140 characters) to share quick updates about themselves on Twitter or other microblogging services has been embraced by 11% of online Americans, up from 6% in May 2008. Tweeting is mainly a pastime of young adults, with roughly one-in-five online Americans ages 18 to 24 (19%) and ages 25 to 34 (20%) having used Twitter or similar services. Internet users who log on wirelessly, from laptops or cell phones, are also more likely to be tweeting. Twitter users are just as likely as other to consume news, but are more likely to do so on the internet and more likely to get online news through a smart phone. Read More