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image from 3.bp.blogspot.comAs of May 2013, 72% of US adult web users use social networks.  That's up from 67% in just 5 months. Twitter has driven some of the growth, with user numbers rising to 18% in May, up from 8% in November 2010.. While social networks including Twitter are most popular with young adults, the micro-blogger's audience has grown across all age groups.

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There are differences in demographic breakdown on Twitter vs. social networks overall. General social use skewed female, an eMarketer anaylisis of the Pew study found: 74% women vs. 70% men. But On Twitter, the breakdown was more gender neutral.

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