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Democrats Think Social Media More Important For Politics Than Republicans, Independents [STUDY]

Social media is expected to play a significant role in November’s U.S. presidential election,  and a new study from Pew Internet has revealed the extent to which politically-minded users are engaged with channels such as Twitter and Facebook, and how importantly they rate them.

Pew have documented their findings in their Politics On Social Networking Sites report, which was published earlier today.

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Twitter, Facebook And LinkedIn: Age, Ethnicity And Gender Of The Major Social Networks [STUDY]

In previous articles we have looked closely at the latest findings from the non-partisan “fact tank” Pew Internet, and their recent study, Social Networking Sites And Our Lives.

In this final update, we’ll unveil the age, ethnicity and gender distribution of the users of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace.

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What Is The Most Political Social Network? [STUDY]

Yesterday we took a close look at Social Networking Sites And Our Lives, the latest research from Pew Internet, with articles about the educational level and usage frequency of members of the major social networks.

Let me ask you a question: what is the most political social network? It’s Twitter, right? I mean, with the way that platform has interjected itself into the mainstream press and public consciousness around the world, becoming a de facto instrument in political revolution, with citizens from all corners of the planet making themselves heard, it simply has to be, right?


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Twitter Users Better Educated Than Facebook Users, But Both Dumb Compared to LinkedIn [STUDY]

Social Networking Sites And Our Lives, the latest study from Pew Internet, looks at how “people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social networking sites and other technologies”.

The report contains an absolute wealth of information, particularly in regard to Facebook, but there’s also lots of data about Twitter, LinkedIn and even MySpace.

One section that stood out for me was a look at the educational distribution of each social networking platform. Pew’s findings suggest that Twitter users are likely to be better educated than their Facebook brethren but, perhaps unsurprisingly, neither stands up particularly well against their LinkedIn counterparts.

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