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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why Adults Are Responsible For Fueling Twitter's Growth

NYTimes writer Claire Cain Miller explains in the Bits blog that Twitter's growth is due in part to the increasing popularity of social media sites amongst adults, while teens have been in the game for much longer. "But one big reason for the disparity is simple: When Twitter became popular, teenagers already had their favorite Web sites for communicating, so they were not interested in a new one. The people who discovered Twitter were adults who were new to social networking." As an early adopter who is definitely not in his teens, I take some offense to the notion that adults are new to the social media game. However, I'd have to agree with the assessment of the populous in general. Maybe I'm just getting old and cranky?

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