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Twitter growth

May 26, 2009

Here is a post from Neville Hobson’s blog. Twitter is big right now and is seeing an amazing jump in popularity -but for how long?


Twitter’s explosive worldwide growth

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 9:41 am (UK)

Neville Hobson

in: Business, Communication, Social Media, Social Networks, Society, Trends, Twitter, Web

Data published yesterday by comScore Media Metrix shows that growth in the number of people who use Twitter continues non stop and the micro-blogging service now has nearly 10 million users worldwide.


According to comScore:

[…] Worldwide visitors to Twitter approached 10 million in February, up an impressive 700+% vs. year ago. The past two months alone have seen worldwide visitors climb more than 5 million visitors. U.S. traffic growth has been just as dramatic, with Twitter reaching 4 million visitors in February, up more than 1,000% from a year ago.

ComScore also has a breakdown showing the age range of Twitter users.


Citing a post by Reuters reporter Alexei Oreskovic, comScore says that users aged between 25-54 are driving the growth trend.

[…] 18-24 year olds, the traditional social media early adopters, are actually 12 percent less likely than average to visit Twitter (Index of 88). It is the 25-54 year old crowd that is actually driving this trend. More specifically, 45-54 year olds are 36 percent more likely than average to visit Twitter, making them the highest indexing age group, followed by 25-34 year olds, who are 30 percent more likely.

Such age influence seems to reflect a similar demographic with other social networks, eg, Facebook….

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