Source: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2009/why-people-use-twitter/ 28-07-2009
eMarketer has published statistics which reveal that 41.6% percent of Twitter users use the microblogging application to keep in touch with their friends. Other findings include:
- Secondarily, men were interested in finding news and women in updating their status.
- Users under age 35 were more interested in broadcasting their status than their senior counterparts.
- Older users were more likely to use the service for work-related purposes.
- More women interacted with friends, family and celebrities than men, but men were more likely to follow bloggers.
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