Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others. This represents a significant increase over previous surveys in December 2008 and April 2009, when 11% of inter...
The proportion of age groups in the SNS population compared to its representation in the overall internet population for 2005 and 2009.
This table summarizes how the groups use ICTs and group members’ attitudes about them.
Along with communicating extensively via untethered mobile devices, Twitter users are more likely to consume news and information on these devices as well.
Contrary to the image of Generation Y as the "Net Generation," internet users in their 20s do not dominate every aspect of online life. Generation X is the most likely group to bank, shop, and look for health information online.
Our May 2008 survey asked dial-up users why they do not have a broadband connection at home and our December 2007 asked non-internet users about the reasons they do not use the internet. This table summarizes the results.