Nobody Goes There Anymore, It’s Too Crowded
by Perry Michael Simon on December 9, 2010
Everybody uses Twitter, right? The latest Pew Research Center study — they seem to have a new one every day — says that 8% of online Americans use Twitter. That translates into 6% of the overall population. So, no, not everyone uses Twitter, even if it seems that way and all your friends are on there and they tell you that zillions of people are tweeting away.
Analysis and blather after the jump:
That’s typical — even the hottest trends aren’t universal. And a lot of people try things out and then abandon them, and Twitter would fit with that. But it’s interesting that something so widely known and assumed to be part of everyone’s life by now really isn’t.
That doesn’t mean it’s bad, though. Twitter has plenty of users and people find value in it. If YOU use it, it really doesn’t matter if others don’t. But for something that’s become a household word, those numbers are pretty surprising.
How active are you on Twitter? What do you use it for? And what Twitter feeds do you find interesting, useful, and worth following? Please don’t say Ashton Kutcher.