Pew Research Center Peels Back the Curtain on Twitter ‘Lurkers’

49% of U.S. adults post fewer than five times per month, on average

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Pew Research Center did some digging on the non-social people on social media—specifically, “lurkers” on Twitter.

The think tank surveyed 2,548 U.S. adult Twitter users last May and zoned in on 1,026 respondents who shared the valid and active Twitter handles for research purposes, further whittling that down into a subset of 917 users with public Twitter accounts.

Pew designated this group as lurkers, meaning users who posted an average of below five tweets per month since activating their accounts, encompassing quote tweets, replies, retweets or tweets.



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