The American Life Project has just finishing examining social networking tools. New twitter research is suggesting that in this early adaption phase, it’s the people living in cities that are doing all the talking (compared to rural). No surprises, but what’s interesting is that whilst Myspace and Facebook has a much lower demographic (sweet spot of 24 years old), twitter skews all the up and beyond the 35+ market too.
“The use of Twitter is highly intertwined with the use of other social media; both blogging and social network use increase the likelihood than an individual also uses Twitter. Twitter users and status updaters are also a mobile bunch; as a group they are much more likely to be using wireless technologies — laptops, handhelds and cell phones — for internet access, or cell phones for text messaging.”
First came across the story on NYTimes, who didnt add much to the data or conversation.