Monday, June 27, 2011
Twitter enjoys grey surfer boom
So we can only assume most of our readers are over 50. The Telegraph reports a boom in Twitter use by Sagaites during #Giggsgate. Twitter stockholders must be over the moon.
This does show a generational issue - young people don't understand what all the fuss is about "privacy" whereas the older generation enjoy peeking through net curtains and enjoying the whispers of tittle tattle. The key reason Twitter useage went up is the newspapers are read by older people and when they are denied access to information about Fred Goodwin destroying their pensions, or their BBC vote for Ryan Giggs' Sports Personality of the year being being a waste of a phone call, they want to know what is going on.