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.
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.
Fox, S., Zickuhr, K., & Smith, A. (2009). Twitter and status updating, fall 2009. Pew Internet & American Life Project, 21(10.2009).
|Links to Article||http://www.pewinternet.org/files/old-media//Files/Reports/2009/PIP_Twitter_Fall_2009web.pdf|
|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|
|Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest|
|Specific Course or Program Characteristics|
|Outcome Variables of Interest||Other|
|Student Sample Size||500 +|