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Social web trends

The Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a new survey with some stats on people who are using Twitter, MySpace, Facebook and so on to give status updates to others, or see what others updates. Hee are some highlights

  • Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others.
  • The more devices someone owns, the more likely they are to use Twitter or another service to update their status. Fully 39% of internet users with four or more internet-connected devices (such as a laptop, cell phone, game console, or Kindle) use Twitter, compared to 28% of internet users with three devices, 19% of internet users with two devices, and 10% of internet users with one device.
  • The median age of a Twitter user is 31, which has remained stable over the past year. The median age for MySpace is now 26, down from 27 in May 2008, and the median age for LinkedIn is now 39, down from 40. Facebook, however, is graying a bit: the median age for this social network site is now 33, up from 26 in May 2008.

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