Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why Teens Don't Twitter!

Checking into email this morning, I noted a comment at megablogge Lucy Gray's new ning, "Making IT Personal" and popped over there, checking out some recent posts that took me to a discussion thread started by Gordon Shupe, called "When I say Personal Learning Network you say _____." So I of course had to comment "Second Life and Twitter." Then I saw a link in his original thread post that stated "Interesting article here worthy of discussion: http://mashable.com/2009/08/05/why-teens-dont-tweet/ ." This is good, ya'll, as Mashable.com blogger Ben Parr takes on staticstics from a recent Nielsen report that show that only 16 percent of TwitterTwitter users are under 25.

...Twitter is far less about the social graph than it is about the overall conversation surrounding an item. Retweets are about sharing items and @replies are about allowing the public to be part of a conversation you’re having with someone. If you just follow your friends on Twitter, you will barely be using it. A lot of the value comes from following interesting people and celebrities.
I'd say the whole article is worth a read, as it's replete with graphs and insight. READ MORE...

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