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Jobless rates for blacks declines; Twitter use high

African Americans Love to Tweet

p_24Twitter is the leader of the pack among African American social networkers, according to a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, an initiative of the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit research organization. The study shows that Twitter users are slightly more racially and ethnically diverse than the overall U.S. population. Among Internet users, 16% of African Americans use Twitter or similar status update services, compared with 9% of white users. Also, 35% of Twitter users live in urban areas compared to 29% for all Internet users.

Online Population of Social Networkers
White 31%
African American 43%
Hispanic 48%

Daily Social Networking Users
White
African American 23%
Hispanic

Source: Pew Internet and American Life Project

– Carolyn M. Brown

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