According to the Pew Research Centre report, 72% of adult internet users in the US are currently using Facebook, a proportion barely changed from September 2014, Xinhua reported

Facebook remains the most popular social network platform for US internet users whereas Twitter has failed to attract more users since last September, says a study.

As per the reports of September 2014, Only 23% of all online adults use Twitter. The report found that Facebook is especially popular among women who are online. According to the Pew report, 82% of online adults between the age of 18 and 29 use Facebook.

While popularity of Facebook has not dipped in face of a wider range of other social networking tools, such as Pinterest which enjoys 31% of online usage and Instagram which boasts 28% of online usage, Twitter has failed to keep apace with its rivals in terms of attracting internet users.

Compared with the elderly, young people are more likely to use Twitter, said the report. However, the popularity of Twitter among younger adults is far lower than that of Facebook. Only 32% of online adults between the age of 18 and 29 use Twitter.

The Pew report is based on telephone interviews conducted from March 17 through April 12 among a national sample of 1,907 adults.


Last updated on: Aug 20, 2015 @ 4:46 pm