I KNEW there was something "off" about this whole Twitter thing! I knew it! The something that's "off" is, er, um, me. I'm old. Twitter users are not. According to the report:
Twitter and similar services have been most avidly embraced by young adults. Nearly one in five (19%) online adults ages 18 and 24 have ever used Twitter and its ilk, as have 20% of online adults 25 to 34. Use of these services drops off steadily after age 35 with 10% of 35 to 44 year olds and 5% of 45 to 54 year olds using Twitter.
The decline is even more stark among older internet users; 4% of 55-64 year olds and 2% of those 65 and older use Twitter.
So, what to do? What to do? Back out gracefully before I further embarrass myself? Or --- dive in full force and be one of those few who transform a technology into something for all of us? Decisions, decisions. Time's up. Made up my mind. I'm staying out there on the (leading) edge. (*1) Oldsters, embrace your inner digi-selves!
*1: If only because, once I signed up for Twitter, and started playing around with it, I suddenly "got" how useful and, well, fun, it could be. And I'm all for fun.