A new study released Thursday
by The Pew Research Center found that 8 percent of Americans who are active on the Internet are enthusiastic users of the social networking service Twitter.
The study is part of a Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project that explores the changes taking place surrounding the spread of technology in the United States over a 10-year period. This portion of the survey
, which was conducted in November of this year, is a subset of a question posed to Americans asking if they “used Twitter or another service to share updates about yourself or to see updates about others?”
The results of the study found that the 8 percent of Americans who regularly use Twitter are primarily “young adults, minorities, and those who live in cities.” The Pew researchers noted that people who live in urban settings are twice as likely to use the service as are those who live in more rural areas.Read More