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Fully 39% of internet users with four or more internet-connected devices (such as a laptop, cell phone, game console, or Kindle) use Twitter, compared to 28% of internet users with three devices, 19% of internet users with two devices, and 10% of internet users with one device.
Of those, 25% use Twitter or another service, up from 14% of wireless users in December 2008.
By comparison, 8% of internet users who rely exclusively on tethered access use Twitter or another service, up from 6% in December 2008.
Not surprisingly, Twitter scratches an itch among mobile internet users to stay in touch with other people and to share or post content online.
Indeed, the more devices someone owns, the more likely they are to use Twitter or another service to update their status.
Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others.
This represents a significant increase over previous surveys in December 2008 and April 2009, when 11% of internet users said they use a status-update service.
Three groups of internet users are mainly responsible for driving the growth of this activity: social network website users, those who connect to the internet via mobile devices, and younger internet users – those under age 44.
Statistical analysis of the Pew Internet Project’s September 2009 survey data shows that internet users who use social network sites are more likely to use Twitter or another status updating service, independent of other factors such as that group’s relative youth or propensity to go online via mobile devices.
Mobile internet users As of September 2009, 54% of internet users have a wireless connection to the internet via a laptop, cell phone, game console, or other mobile device.