The first ever Pew Internet tweet.
Tomorrow is the 8th anniversary of the first tweet, tweeted by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006 (https://blog.twitter.com/2014/on-twitters-8th-birthday-find-your-first-tweet).
Around the time Twitter was launched, only 16% of online adults used social media (http://pewrsr.ch/1iPluZe). A little over 4 years later, we asked our first stand-alone question on Twitter usage, and found that 8% of online adults used Twitter (http://pewrsr.ch/1m8sqoW). As of September 2013, 18% of online adults use Twitter, and 73% of online adults use a social network of some kind. (http://pewrsr.ch/1iPfCiG).
Take a look at your first tweet using  http://first-tweets.com/. It’s interesting to think about how Twitter has transformed into breaking news, professional social networks, communities, brands, etc. And now Pew Internet is even using Twitter to study Twitter: http://pewrsr.ch/1oWq6Am (#SoMeta)
What was your first tweet?

The first ever Pew Internet tweet.

Tomorrow is the 8th anniversary of the first tweet, tweeted by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006 (https://blog.twitter.com/2014/on-twitters-8th-birthday-find-your-first-tweet).

Around the time Twitter was launched, only 16% of online adults used social media (http://pewrsr.ch/1iPluZe). A little over 4 years later, we asked our first stand-alone question on Twitter usage, and found that 8% of online adults used Twitter (http://pewrsr.ch/1m8sqoW). As of September 2013, 18% of online adults use Twitter, and 73% of online adults use a social network of some kind. (http://pewrsr.ch/1iPfCiG).

Take a look at your first tweet using  http://first-tweets.com/. It’s interesting to think about how Twitter has transformed into breaking news, professional social networks, communities, brands, etc. And now Pew Internet is even using Twitter to study Twitter: http://pewrsr.ch/1oWq6Am (#SoMeta)

What was your first tweet?

Why even attempt to map Twitter conversations? What’s the value here?

Well …

The view from above: A “Polarized Crowd” on Twitter — two big and dense groups that have little connection between them.
The topics being discussed are often highly divisive and heated political subjects. In fact, there is usually little conversation between these groups despite the fact that they are focused on the same topic. Polarized Crowds on Twitter are not arguing. They are ignoring one another while pointing to different web resources and using different hashtags.
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The view from above: A “Polarized Crowd” on Twitter — two big and dense groups that have little connection between them.

The topics being discussed are often highly divisive and heated political subjects. In fact, there is usually little conversation between these groups despite the fact that they are focused on the same topic. Polarized Crowds on Twitter are not arguing. They are ignoring one another while pointing to different web resources and using different hashtags.

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Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet? We’ve taken a picture of it for you.
By analyzing many thousands of Twitter conversations, we identified 6 different Twitter conversational archetypes. How are these networks forming? Which crowd do you run with? Take a look at our NEW REPORT on mapping Twitter conversations: http://pewrsr.ch/1oWq6Am

Have you ever wondered what a Twitter conversation looks like from 10,000 feet? We’ve taken a picture of it for you.

By analyzing many thousands of Twitter conversations, we identified 6 different Twitter conversational archetypes. How are these networks forming? Which crowd do you run with? Take a look at our NEW REPORT on mapping Twitter conversations: http://pewrsr.ch/1oWq6Am

"For most of its rather short life, Twitter Inc. rarely mentioned that its user base is more racially diverse than U.S. Internet users as a whole."

"For most of its rather short life, Twitter Inc. rarely mentioned that its user base is more racially diverse than U.S. Internet users as a whole."

Which social network do you turn to most often for news?
(Brand new report from our friends at the Journalism Project breaks down news use across various social networking platforms http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)

Which social network do you turn to most often for news?

(Brand new report from our friends at the Journalism Project breaks down news use across various social networking platforms http://pewrsr.ch/1arRr63)

Twitter use by age group, over time. And look for an update to our overall Twitter numbers, coming soon …

Twitter use by age group, over time. And look for an update to our overall Twitter numbers, coming soon …

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On Twitter: dueling views on the shutdown and Obamacare

Opinions about the shutdown in the run-up to the deadline were dominated by those opposed to it and who largely blamed Republicans. But there was more conversation on Twitter about the ACA than the shutdown in those three days, and views there were driven by opponents of the program and were largely critical of the president.

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On Twitter: dueling views on the shutdown and Obamacare

Opinions about the shutdown in the run-up to the deadline were dominated by those opposed to it and who largely blamed Republicans. But there was more conversation on Twitter about the ACA than the shutdown in those three days, and views there were driven by opponents of the program and were largely critical of the president.

The planned Twitter IPO follows years of user growth. Who uses Twitter? The data: http://pewrsr.ch/1gaKJS6

The planned Twitter IPO follows years of user growth. Who uses Twitter? The data: http://pewrsr.ch/1gaKJS6

Pew Internet first started asking about social networking sites in 2005. At that time, just 8% of online adults used them. Today, that number stands at 72%.
Twitter usage has more than doubled since 2010 (from 8% of online adults to 18% today), the first time we asked about Twitter as a stand-alone platform.
Check out the updated demos: http://pewrsr.ch/15zf9gO

Pew Internet first started asking about social networking sites in 2005. At that time, just 8% of online adults used them. Today, that number stands at 72%.

Twitter usage has more than doubled since 2010 (from 8% of online adults to 18% today), the first time we asked about Twitter as a stand-alone platform.

Check out the updated demos: http://pewrsr.ch/15zf9gO

"I am basically dividing things up. Instagram is mostly for pictures. Twitter is mostly for just saying what you are thinking. Facebook is both of them combined so you have to give a little bit of each. But yes, so Instagram, I posted more pictures on Instagram than on Facebook. Twitter is more natural."

Teen, on using different social media sites.

Along with The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, we conducted focus groups with teenagers in a variety of locales. Here’s a list of some of the most revealing and interesting comments about how teens think about social networking sites and how they navigate issues of identity and privacy. http://pewrsr.ch/10LRth9

Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. 60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private.
Brand spanking new report out today on teens and their digital lives. Teen twitter use has grown substantially; 24% of teens use twitter, up from 16% in 2011. But Facebook is still most popular. This infographic says it all, but stop by the report for the nitty gritty. http://pewrsr.ch/191zI4V

Teens are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends. 60% of teen Facebook users keep their profiles private.

Brand spanking new report out today on teens and their digital lives. Teen twitter use has grown substantially; 24% of teens use twitter, up from 16% in 2011. But Facebook is still most popular. This infographic says it all, but stop by the report for the nitty gritty. http://pewrsr.ch/191zI4V

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What am I supposed to tweet about? : Columbia Journalism Review

An important question. Another: Are you following us? 

And we’ll add - 16% of internet users use Twitter. Just keep tweeting :)

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