Twitter and status updating, fall 2009

Susannah Fox
Kathryn Zickuhr
Aaron Smith

Abstract

Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others - up from 11% in April.

Keywords

Annotation

About 19% of internet users report that twitter is their primary platform to share life updates. Social network users, mobile device users, and younger internet users (age <44) are responsible for growing internet usage. Social net work users: those who already own other social network accounts (e.g. MySpace, Facebook) are more likely to use Twitter. Mobile Internet users: access to wireless internet makes tweeting easier. Younger Internet users: internet users aged between 18 and 44 use Twitter more than other social network service.

APA Citation

Fox, S., Zickuhr, K., & Smith, A. (2009). Twitter and status updating, fall 2009. Pew Internet & American Life Project, 21(10.2009).

About the Study

Links to Article http://www.pewinternet.org/files/old-media//Files/Reports/2009/PIP_Twitter_Fall_2009web.pdf
Mode
Publication Type Report
In Publication Pew Internet & American Life Project
Type of Research Quantitative
Research Design Survey research (qualitative or quantitative)
Intervention/Areas of Study Social media
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined Age groups
Peer-Reviewed Unknown
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest Other
Student Sample Size 500 +
Citing Articles https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cites=15294979672212605784&as_sdt=5,50&sciodt=0,50&hl=en


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