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10% of Status Update Users Also Use Location-Based Services

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life project has released its first report on location-based services, based on August and September, 2010 interviews with 3,001 online adults.

According to the report, 24% of all online adults now use a status update service such as Twitter, up from 6% in 2008.  Of those status update users, 10% use a service such as Foursquare or Gowalla that allows them to share their location with friends and to find others who are nearby.  This is more than double the average:  across the sample, 4% of all U.S. online adults using such a service on any given day. Continue reading