Who uses Twitter? Lots of people without a lot to say

Web Watch is on Twitter.  We even send tweets on occasion.

But apparently, Web Watch is a rare bird in the world of Twitter, in terms of how we use Twitter versus everybody else in the Twitterverse.

First, before we go any further – why aren’t you following Web Watch on Twitter?    Go ahead and take care of that right away, we’ll wait for you…

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Why does Web Watch say this?

It’s all from a research study entitled AN EXHAUSTIVE STUDY OF TWITTER USERS AROUND THE WORLD.  In this study, they looked in depth at over 36 million Twitter profiles and determined the following:

  • At 53%, the majority of Twitter users are women.
  • At 73.7%, the majority of Twitter users are between 15-25 years old
  • The US is the biggest Twitter contributor, with slightly over 50% of all Twitter users.
  • 81% of Twitter users have 50 or fewer followers.
  • 60% of Twitter users have zero followers.
  • 74.1% of Twitter users are following 50 or fewer other Twitter users
  • 10% of Twitter users aren’t following anyone at all
  • More women than men have made their accounts private, at 63.6%
  • Women tweet more than men do

What about you?  How do you use Twitter?  Are you a lurker, or a contributer?