A Twitter that Looks Like America

A new survey on Twitter users by The Pew Internet & American Life Project provides some fresh data on who is using Twitter.  While 5% of all White, non-Hispanic Internet users say they are using Twitter, the percentages for Black, non-Hispanic (13%) and Hispanic Internet users (18%) are higher.

These numbers appear to bolster the view that the spread of social media is helping to expand Internet access across racial, ethnic and economic divides.

As Dan Lavoie, on PolicyLink’s “Equity Blog“, notes:

As anybody on Twitter can attest, it has managed to avoid the “early adopter” demographic cage (white, wealthier, male) and create a really diverse personal news outlet.

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