WASHINGTON — Twitter, in trying to boost its initial public offering (IPO), saw a boost from the Pew Research Center. Pew conducted a survey and in its report, said that half of all adult Twitter users in the U.S. get news and consume news through the social media platform.
Reuters reported that the survey was composed of more than 5,000 U.S. adults who used Twitter and Facebook.
Most of news consumption took place on mobile devices, which means that more and more, websites have to be optimized (or compliant with) opening on mobile devices. Only 8% of the news-consuming population read the news on Twitter. Close to half of all American adults on Facebook use it to read the news, which also represents 1/3 of all adults in the U.S.
Facebook has 1 billion users worldwide and Twitter has up to 200 million. Twitter users typically range between 18-29 years of age and Facebook skews heavily to the middle-aged.