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Twitter use demographics

BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

@Pigeons @Mikegriff

80% of all twitter accounts are located outside of the USA

Roughtly 72 million twitter accounts are active in the United States. Not all of those are individual accounts, obviously.

Roughy one quarter(25%} of white and black identified American adults use twitter. That means 75% do not use twitter Duh

Slightly more than half of all twitter users are female.

Twitter use by age group

Usage among U.S. adults drops as age increases. Pew research found that 27% of those aged 30-49, 15% of those aged 50-64, and 8% of those aged 65 and above use Twitter (down from 10% in 2016).


Game Over.



  • YaleDawgYaleDawg Posts: 1,013 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Since we're being petty, here's an excerpt from how DHS calculates undetected border crossings. Feel free to read the whole thing online and then get back to me with an actual critique of the methodology instead of, "I don't understand it, so it can't be real."

    Also by your numbers 50% of Twitter users are over 30.

  • scooterdawgscooterdawg Posts: 1,128 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited April 12

    Tough day for me to abide by the board rules lol

    K....so iOS formatting sucks


  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Only 24% of online users use twitter

  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    73.6% of all statistics are made up

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    over age 30 is not where the money starts in CFB

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    23.6% of made up statistics are created by conservatives

  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    100% of this thread is useless, but it is slightly entertaining.

  • UgaXforPresidentUgaXforPresident Posts: 145 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Your argument doesn't make a bunch of sense to me @Bankwalker. You're basically saying that because Twitter users are only a subset of certain groups of humans, they can't be used for sampling data. I hope that when anyone tells you about any type of poll, you remain logically consistent an reject it on the basis that not every human was asked to participate. The idea of Family Feud must have you seething.

    I'm obviously just poking fun at your argument. I think looking at demographic breakdown of Twitter users by age would support your claim better.

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 3,424 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    And only a 64.2% chance of that.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Bank has his shortcomings but he's basically a good citizen of this online community and occasionally makes a solid contribution.

    Mike has his shortcomings but I appreciate his position and his reporting, and I think he deserves respect.

    The political debates on here range from mildly annoying to outright infuriating. Lately I find myself biting my tongue several times each day. I'm sure I'm not alone.

    I wish we could modify the forum rules and just make politics off limits altogether.

  • Bulldawg1982Bulldawg1982 Posts: 865 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm staying outta the political conversation but here's a pretty cool Twitter demography.

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • KaseyKasey Posts: 6,553 mod
    edited April 12

    Mea culpa time:

    I probably got this started off yesterday when OP commented about how Twitter polls were lazy journalism or what have you. He had a point, but me knowing he's a conservative and me not being the biggest fan of Drumpf I decided to poke the bear a little and bring up how the president uses twitter so that must mean Twitter must be a little important. I made no statement at the time my opinion on our current president, just pointing out that he uses it.

    I could've found a better way. I poured lighter fluid on a lit match and the rest is history and this thread. I apologize for being snarky and taking it to politics. I did it again this afternoon, and OP complained about me being off-topic when he previously had an off-topic comment deleted. in full transparency I deleted all my off-topic comments w/r/t aforementioned subjects since his was as well. Again, sorry about that one...could've handled it better. I like pushing buttons in real life and on the board. Ask @WCDawg as he's been a target of mine for a while.

    I should pick my spots going forward and will do what I can not to bring up politics on this board.

  • umoonerumooner Posts: 844 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    For a few downvotes down, you can rent that space interest free!

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Kasey and everyone on the forum. I got no problem with anything posted here on the forum. It was just a comment for comment sake. Nothing negative behind it at all. You will never hear a complaint from me about the board. It's not place to do so. If I slip, feel free to call my hand on it. Have fun, Go Dawgs

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    In fact, most of my posts are bs . Take them that way and run with it. I can take alot of ribbing. Believe me I'm used to it

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 3,424 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I had one lined up recently that would have been very clever/humorous, not a stretch as to context, and easily interpreted as non-political, but would have not been taken as such by (perhaps) the majority of this forum. So, I didn't launch it.

    I often bite my tongue/fingers due to some who are not as judicious and slip a brief political swipe in. Makes me angry that they get away with it. My restraint has limits and I have Report-ed comments as "Politics". Some have been removed to the credit of the mods.

    The forum is far better by leaving politics at the archway. The best approach is not to culpa in the first place.

  • MikeGriffithMikeGriffith Posts: 404 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I agree, Twitter is certainly not the most scientific polling structure out there, and so polls done electronically are described as "unscientific." That said, I still find internet polls and Twitter polls interesting, even if we do have to build in a margin for error.

    I appreciate this data, Bankwalker -- information is always a good thing!

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Nah, man. I was just joking with you about being “off topic”, too. The reason this thread got started is because the one mod felt the need to stand on his soapbox about being “off topic”, which was what he always cried about long before Sentell made his big mistake. The other discussion was just fine and stayed civil. There was no need to close it, so now we have this thread nobody understands because it can’t take place in the thread where it belongs. YAWN

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 3,260 mod
    edited April 15

    I stated numerous times to stay on topic, you didn't. Other members comments were deleted as well, so you weren't singled out. Also, I stated numerous times that you, or anyone else, are free to start an off-topic political thread. Below is a screenshot, for everyone, of the steps to create a new discussion, hope this helps. Let me know if I can answer any other questions, comments or concerns. Thanks!

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Thanks, Barney. Keep guarding that empty parking lot. Never know when someone might show up to commit a crime.

  • ghostofuga1ghostofuga1 Posts: 2,614 mod
    edited April 15

    It's good to see Barney keeping an eye on parking lots when we have so many Ernest T. Bass in the neighborhood.

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Make sure somebody keeps the rocks picked up

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 3,424 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Teddy You wrote above, "Also, I stated numerous times that you, or anyone else, are free to start an off-topic political thread." I hope 1. you didn't do it, and b. it is against the rules. I tried to find the "be nice" guidelines that used to show up when one logs in. In that I recall it saying that politics and religion are to be avoided, as in, verboten/banned.

    I click on Discussions which brings everything over. People do not write an informative title for a key topic, much less will they do so for a political swipe. So how am I to avoid that crap without opening it? Say it ain't true, @JeffSentell ! No politics! Puleeeze!!!

  • bmauldinbmauldin Posts: 3,728 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate



    (off soapbox)

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