Pew: 16% of Internet users use Twitter, 15% use Pinterest


Pew released some demographic information on social media users Thursday. It may help dispel some myths.

Who you think Twitter users are:

Man joins Twitter, quits job (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia).

Who they actually are: Urban dwellers under 50

Who you think Instagram users are:

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Who they actually are: "African-Americans and Hispanics are more likely than whites to use Instagram, along with urban residents," quoth Pew.

Who you think Pinterest users are:

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Who they actually are: "Women are about five times as likely to be on the site as men, the largest difference in gender of any site featured in this report."

Related: Who journalists think uses Twitter

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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