valence

the capacity of one person or thing to react with or affect another in some special way, as by attraction or the facilitation of a function or activity.

Twitter users “consume more news”

Posted on | October 13, 2009 | Comments Off on Twitter users “consume more news”

Since I am on the subject of statistics, here is another interesting bit of data about the current age range of online adult Twitter users.

In its first look at Twitter, the Pew Internet & American Life Project discovers that Twitter users tend to be younger and more mobile than the general Internet population, but they also consume more news through the Internet and tend to engage in social activities online differently than everyone else.

Pew says that the average Twitter user is “overwhelmingly young,” though the average age of a Twitter user is slightly higher than most other social networking services. Twitter’s median age is 31, while Facebook’s is 26 and MySpace’s is 27. Because of their youth, however, Twitter users are more likely to come from lower-income households (older Internet users tend to make more than younger users), and they’re more likely to live in urban areas than the general Internet population.

The Arstechnica article has some additional information that is worth reading.

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