Young people 'flocking' to Twitter

More Internet users are on Twitter, including an increase in young people on the site, according to a recent study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

More Internet users are on Twitter, including an increase in young people on the site, according to a recent study from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Currently, 19% of Internet users are on the micro-blogging site, up from 11% in December 2008.

In December 2008, 19% of adults aged 18-24 were on Twitter, compared to 37% in September 2009. Twenty percent of adults aged 25-34 were on the site last year, compared to 31% now.

"Internet users who already use social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn are also likely to use Twitter (35%), compared with just 6% of internet users who do not use such social network sites," the study also reported.

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