The fraction of "online" adults who use Twitter on a typical day has quadrupled over the past 18 months -- to 8 percent from 2 percent, according to a new Pew report on Internet use. Eight percent is roughly one user in twelve (a little less, actually.)
Pew defines an online adult as someone who uses the Internet and/or e-mail, at least occasionally. According to Pew, 80 percent of all U.S. adults go online.
Smartphones may have had something to do with increased Twitter usage, Pew suggests, "because smartphone users are particularly likely to be … Read more