By Kevin O'Keefe

Twitter demographics : More business people than kids

Twitter demographicsJust anecdotal evidence, but I find Twitter users a fairly affluent and upwardly mobile group. They tend toward being business people, as opposed to kids.

I’ve been following a TweetDeck RSS feed of a Bainbridge Island Twitter Search and a Seattle Twitter Search for the last month. Bainbridge Island being the 22,000 person Island on which we live, and Seattle being where I work and the Northwest’s leading population center.

Bainbridge Island is easy to follow. There aren’t as many ‘tweets’ mentioning Bainbridge. When I see a local business person who looks interesting I begin to follow them on Twitter. It’s probably up to half a dozen by now. Though we’ve yet to meet, I’ve exchanged direct Twitter messages with a couple folks.

These people are interesting business professionals. One is with a large PR and marketing firm which, among other things, does work with the technology industry. Another is a principal in a company providing ancillary services to hundreds of radio stations around the country.

Following ‘Seattle’ is a little tougher. There are hundreds of ‘tweets’ a day mentioning Seattle – whether by locals on there way to a meet up of tech professionals or people flying into Seattle for business or pleasure. I only browse a portion of those search results once a day or even once every 2 or 3 days.

But in that browsing I’ve not only met people I am now following, but I’ve been turned onto upcoming events of interest that I would have never known of but for Twitter. In one case I ‘direct tweeted’ a person who just moved to Seattle to head up a new group at Microsoft. On another occasion I connected with a leader in the Search Engine Optimization industry.

And this doesn’t include the local Seattle lawyers I am making connections with via Twitter.

While there are plenty of ‘tweets’ from tourists and people passing the time, what I see, or at least what I am attracted to is a somewhat affluent and upwardly mobile group.

It may be ‘Tweets aren’t just for kids.’

Kevin O'Keefe
About the Author

Trial lawyer turned legal tech entrepreneur, I am the founder and CEO of LexBlog, a legal blog community of over 30,000 blog publishers, worldwide. LexBlog’s publishing platform is used on a subscription basis by over 18,000 legal professionals, including the largest law firm in each India, China and the United States.

Subscribe
Subscribe to Real Lawyers Have Blogs via Email or RSS
Please enter a valid email address and click the button.
Recent Posts
More content can be found in the Search section.