Trends in Twittering and Status Updatering

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has release a new survey with some stats on how many people are using Twitter, MySpace, Facebook and so on to give status updates to others, or see what other people are up to. 

  • Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others.
  • The more devices someone owns, the more likely they are to use Twitter or another service to update their status. (39% of people owning four internet-connected devices use Twitter, compared to 10% of those owning just one.)
  • The median age of Twitter users is 31, holding steady over the last year. Facebook’s median age has shot up from 26 to 33 in the last 18 months - it’s not a college social network any longer, that’s for sure.

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