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.

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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?