Pew Internet & American Life

US Twitter Users By Generation, Nov 2010-Feb 2012 [CHART]

via emarketer.com While overall Twitter user numbers continue to increase slowly, younger consumers are still flocking to the site. In February 2012, some groups saw a drop in user numbers, particularly those ages 25 to 34 and over 64. But the number of US internet users ages 18 to 24 who said they use Twitter…

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US Daily Twitter Use, Nov 2010-Feb 2012 [CHART]

via emarketer.com In the “Twitter Use 2012” survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 15% of US internet users reported using the site in February 2012, up after a drop from 13% in May 2011 to 12% in August. However, the percentage of users who said they accessed the service daily doubled within…

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Demographics Of Local News Consumers [CHART]

via pewinternet.org via pewinternet.org via pewinternet.org As a group, local news enthusiasts differ demographically from others in important ways, in their use of technology, the information that is of particular interest to them, and their local news habits. Demographically, local news enthusiasts are more likely than other adults to be female, age 65 or older,…

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Most Adults Follow Mostly Local News [CHART]

via pewinternet.org A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and Internet & American Life Project, in partnership with the Knight Foundation, finds that nearly three quarters of Americans (72%) report following local news closely “most of the time, whether or not something important is happening.” In contrast, one-quarter…

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