What do Americans Know About the Internet, Technology and Twitter?

What do Americans Know About the Internet, Technology and Twitter?

More than eight in 10 Americans know that hashtags are widely used on Twitter, and almost two-thirds are also aware that the platform has a 140 character limit, reveals a new poll.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, the Pew Research Center surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. adults about their knowledge of the internet. While a substantial majority of Americans do not use Twitter, Pew found that their working knowledge of the platform was still pretty good – 82 percent knew that hashtags were used on Twitter, while 60 percent had knowledge of its 140 character maximum.

Other questions asked in the study, which included whether a kilobyte or megabyte can hold more information, what “URL” stands for and when the iPhone was first released, are listed below.

What Do Americans Know About The Internet, Technology and Twitter?

(Source: Pew Research Center.)