How Tweet It Is: Statistics Show Twitter Usage Changes

In his recent blog post, 11 Shocking New Social Media Statistics in America, Jay Baer, described on his website as “a hype-free social media and content strategist,” cites a big difference in the way people are using Twitter in 2012 vs. 2010.

In just 24 months, the number of Twitter users who post status updates jumped from 47% to 76%!

Two years ago, the majority of Twitter users were only “listening” to what others were tweeting. Today, they’re sharing their thoughts and tweets, too! It’s nice to see that more people are getting involved, interacting and communicating through Twitter.

Personally, I’ve loved using Twitter since my first experience with the medium in early 2009, when I signed on and sent my very first tweet. Twitter has connected me to new friends, some old friends, and a few new clients — I’ve even met a few people face-to-face because of our initial connection on Twitter — people from nearby in New Jersey (@SandyDfromNJ) and as far away as Australia (@AlexBlom — who lives in Canada now) and others (you know who you are ;) ).

I also enjoy teaching my students at Rider University about Twitter — and I continue to communicate and tweet with a lot of my former students even after they graduate and move on to the “real world.”

I’m glad more people are actively “tweeting,” and they’re not just sitting back and “listening”… How do you feel about Twitter? And do you, personally, like to “tweet”? Let me know: Tweet me @kathymagrino or write your comments here.

Thanks for reading (and I hope to see you tweeting)! Until next time, take care!

Kathy Magrino

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