Twitter’s getting younger – well Twitter use, anyway. Twitter use by US young adults (18-24) “increased dramatically over the last year, with nearly one in three (31%) now using Twitter,” Pew Internet reports, up from 18% a year ago and 16% in late 2010. “The proportion of young Internet users who use Twitter on a typical day also doubled over the last year,” Pew found – to 20%. The research group sees a tight correlation between Twitter use and smartphone adoption: “One in five smartphone owners (20%) are Twitter users, with 13% using the service on a typical day.” It adds that non-smartphone users (people who use what are called basic or “feature” phones) “are roughly half as likely to use Twitter overall (9%). I blogged about how teen Twitter use doubled in 2010 and ’11 a couple of months ago here.
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- At the IGF: Youth participation = greater youth e-safety
- Enabling peer protection: Knowledge is empowerment
- Millennials’ changing social media use: Survey
- Heard of Twitch? Amazon has!
- Dealing with the nasties online
- Leadership in bullying prevention and so much more
- Kindness really could be going viral! Just look…
- More clarity on teens’ ‘Am I pretty?’ videos
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- UN bringing child rights into the digital age
- IGF attendees complain about censorship in Turkey while some advocate it for youth
- Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection
- Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech
- It’s time for schools to upgrade both technology and pedagogy
- Why Google (and Facebook) should admit kids under 13
- As Ferguson struggles, Georgia teens create app to rate police departments
- Tech can make driving dangerous, but also safer