31 August 2009

Teens and Tweeting continued

Following intern, Matthew Robbins', Morgan Stanley report on teens' media use, and claims by Nielsen that teens don't tweet (Nielsen's data are trashed by danah boyd), Geoff Cook guest blogs at Techcrunch about whether teen antipathy to Twitter is real, or data artefact. Having crunched through some comScore data and surveyed 10,000 US teenagers, he concludes that actually there is a higher proportion of teenagers among Twitter users (still a niche service) than among Facebook users; but that, at least in the US, teens don't tweet en masse because their needs are met by other services, such as Facebook and MySpace. The picture's slightly coloured in the UK by charges for sending text messages but, otherwise, it's rather what I'd thought.

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