December 18, 2009
12/18: The Twitter “Craze:” Not So Much
A few months ago, you may have thought Twitter was taking over the country, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. A recent national, Marist poll found only 8% of U.S. residents have accounts with the social networking site. When Marist last conducted a poll on Twitter use in June, 6% of U.S. residents reported having an account.
Not surprisingly, if you’re younger, you’re more likely to be a member of the Twitterati. 15% of Americans 18 to 29 and 13% of those 30 to 44 report they tweet. This is compared with 6% of residents 45 to 59 and 3% of those 60 or older. The proportion of younger Americans who use Twitter has grown since Marist last asked about Twitter use in June. Use by older Americans is little changed.