The numbers don’t reflect less TV watching. Rather, people are now spending less time listening to the radio and reading newspapers and magazines.
Online shopping and social media have seen the biggest rise in popularly since 2007, the survey found. Use of social network sites like Facebook jumped from 15 percent in 2007 to 35 percent today, the Journal reports.
Twitter, which launched in 2006, is now used by 8 percent of the online American population, the survey found.
In a previous survey, Pew asked people if they used Twitter or another service to share or see updates. In August 2008, 6 percent of internet users said “yes” to that question; in September 2010, that number jumped to 24 percent.
The survey also found that Twitter is particularly popular among “young adults, minorities, and those who live in cities,”
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