Social Networking Stats: Twitter Use Doubles Among Those 55+ in France, #RLTM Scoreboard

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Twitter Use Doubles Among Those 55+ in France

In a study that examined Twitter desktop use in France, comScore discovered that the 55+ demographic accounted for the largest segment of French Twitter users in November 2012, beating out the 15-24 age group at 1.3 million to 1.2 million users, respectively.

The 55+ age group doubled in the past year (100% growth rate) to overtake the 15-24 year-old demographic, which grew 62% (still an impressive number) year-over-year.

Overall, Twitter’s desktop audience grew 53% in France, reaching 5.5 million internet users in the country in November 2012.  This makes France the 7th largest market for Twitter.

Who Is Using Twitter in France via comScore data

Note:  had the study measured mobile and tablet use of Twitter, the younger demographic most likely would have topped the 55+ age group.  However, even for desktop use only, it’s still a rather notable to see the older demographic coming out on top for Twitter use.

Are you surprised by the dominance of older users on Twitter in France?