8% Of Americans Using Twitter

A study by Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project showed that 8% of Americans are using the microblogging service Twitter.  Twitter is no secret to TheDroidGuy actually started out souly as a Twitter user.

The Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project is a research project that is analyzing the way American’s use the internet over a 10 year period. The Twitter portion is a subset of this years survey. The Pew Research Center asked the question to their project participants if they used: “used Twitter or another service to share updates about yourself or to see updates about others?”

The survey revealed that young adults and minorities were more likely to use twitter as well as those who live in urban areas over rural settings. Of the 8% of Americans who said they use twitter 2% said they were really active on twitter and use the service on a daily basis.

The study found that of the active Twitter users a quarter of them checked Twitter multiple times a day. Twelve percent say that they check it at least once a day for new content.

Source: New York Times / Pew Research