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Young people are flooding in to Twitter

It was close to an established truth: Twitter has been mostly for grown-ups. Yet that seems now to change. Recent numbers from Comscore demonstrates how the younger age groups now have the highest growth on Twitter.

Particularly among teenagers Twitter is now seeing a huge growth rate, according to the numbers from Comscore. The demographics of the popular social network has changed dramatically during 2009. Twitter had 21 million visitors in July, and Mashable points out that what we see is in fact “aging in reverse” – first gaining popularity among older users and then cathing on among the younger ones.

Comscore has the following explanation: Twitter started out in business settings, but has become more mainstream.

“Along with it came a culture of celebrity as Shaq, Britney Spears and Ashton Kutcher joined the ranks of the Twitterati.”

What do you think? Do you agree with this analysis? And will this trend continue in the coming months?

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  • http://tiny.cc/h4nyu dr. ellen brandt

    My take it very different!

    Please look at "Will Boomers – and the GOP – Save Twitter?"

    http://tiny.cc/sb12I

  • http://tiny.cc/h4nyu dr. ellen brandt

    Typo! My take IS very different.

    Ellen