Twitter Demographics

If YouTube and Facebook were the hot social media sites of ’08, my cutting-edge online friends suggest that Twitter may be the one for ’09. It certainly is getting lots of buzz. So, to satisfy my curiosity I just did a little research to find out exactly who these Twitter people are.

The most significant, and recent, thing I found was this Aug. ’08 article from TIME magazine which states that “the site’s largest age demographic is 35-to-44-year-olds, who make up 25.9% of its users.” That may be true, but it’s also a bit misleading if about 60% of Twitter users are under 35 … with a majority of those under 30. Which is the case. This graph shows the breakdown as of April ’08.


But, if you’d like, feel free to weigh in on this demographic question.

Use Twitter? If so, how often? How old are you? And, do you find it useful?