Data published yesterday by comScore Media Metrix shows that growth in the number of people who use Twitter continues non stop and the micro-blogging service now has nearly 10 million users worldwide.
According to comScore:
[â€¦] Worldwide visitors to Twitter approached 10 million in February, up an impressive 700+% vs. year ago. The past two months alone have seen worldwide visitors climb more than 5 million visitors. U.S. traffic growth has been just as dramatic, with Twitter reaching 4 million visitors in February, up more than 1,000% from a year ago.
ComScore also has a breakdown showing the age range of Twitter users.
Citing a post by Reuters reporter Alexei Oreskovic, comScore says that users aged between 25-54 are driving the growth trend.
[â€¦] 18-24 year olds, the traditional social media early adopters, are actually 12 percent less likely than average to visit Twitter (Index of 88). It is the 25-54 year old crowd that is actually driving this trend. More specifically, 45-54 year olds are 36 percent more likely than average to visit Twitter, making them the highest indexing age group, followed by 25-34 year olds, who are 30 percent more likely.
Such age influence seems to reflect a similar demographic with other social networks, eg, Facebook.
With comScoreâ€™s data, such information is very useful to get an overall sense of how Twitter is growing and whoâ€™s using it.