Welcome to Generation Tweet: 31 percent of online 18 to 24-year-olds use Twitter

by Jennifer Van Grove, Venture Beat

It’s a new generation — of young 20-somethings who tweet from their smartphones. From May 2011 to February 2012, the overall percentage of online adults who use Twitter barely moved the needle, growing by a measly 2 percent to 15 percent, according to research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Today’s youngsters, especially those in the 18 to 24 age range, are another story entirely. Nearly one third, or 31 percent, of 18- to 24-year-old internet users are now Twitter users, Pew found. The figure represents 74 percent growth from May 2011 when just 18 percent of internet users in the 18 to 24 age bracket were Twitter users. Plus, 20 percent of these young adults now use Twitter on a typical day, up from 9 percent in May 2011.

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