Did you know: Technology users are generally library users. A common narrative is that Americans are turning away from libraries because of newer technology, but the data shows that most highly-engaged library users are also big technology users. In fact, members of the high engagement groups are more likely to use the internet than lower engagement groups.
A new way of looking at public library engagement in America: http://pewrsr.ch/1iZCrUb
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?
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“The birth of any new art movement from hip-hop, to punk to Dada, has a center, a place to meet up and collaborate…to launch ideas into the culture.” - Questlove
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