It appears that Twitter has become the social media tool of choice for ethnic America.
According to a new report from the Pew Internet & American LifeEight Project, 8 percent of the U.S. online population uses Twitter today, and African-Americans and Latinos are amongst the most active users.
Young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 are “significantly more likely” to use Twitter, while African-Americans and Latinos are more than twice as likely to use the social media tool than Whites. It is apparently popular in cities as well; urban residents, according to the study, are twice as likely to use it over rural residents.
The project also reveals how much society has allowed social media to integrate into daily life. Nearly 36% check for new messages daily or multiple times a day.
As for how they use Twitter: 36% check for new messages on a daily basis or multiple times per day, while 41% say they check it less than every few weeks. The remaining users say they check Twitter a few days a week.