Twitter seems to be everywhere. Newscasters regularly use the word "tweet" and celebrities like Ashton Kutcher are using the social media site to do amazing things. However, a new study by Edison Research is reporting that only 7 percent of Americans actually use Twitter.
Although usage is low, Edison Research's study, which polled 1,753 Americans ages 12 and up, shows that awareness about the micro-blogging site has increased from 5 percent to 87 percent since 2008. Still, Facebook is the social network of choice.
"Despite equal awareness, Twitter trails Facebook significantly in usage: 7 percent of Americans actively use Twitter, while 41 percent maintain a profile page on Facebook," it reads.
Seven percent sounds like a small number, but it actually represents 17 million people. Still, it's only a fraction of the U.S. population. Does this statistic shock you as much as it shocks us? Twitter is such a part of our daily lives that we forget that there are still people who don't even have access to the Internet. What do you think about the new study's findings?