A Pew Research Center survey of Twitter usage among U.S. adults discovered that 60% of adult users took vacations from Twitter for several weeks or more in the previous year.
The data imply that, unlike Meta’s social programs, Twitter is not an addictive network that demands daily participation from all users. Women and Black users were more likely to take breaks, but males and white users were less likely. The research did not have enough Asian American participants to do a thorough analysis.
These findings suggest that characteristics such as politics and age have little influence on users’ decision to take breaks. Instead, historically underrepresented ethnicities that have seen greater harassment on the site are more likely to withdraw temporarily.
The survey also examined future usage and discovered that 40% of respondents were very likely to continue using Twitter in a year, while 35% were moderately likely. However, 25% said they were not very likely or at all likely to utilize the app within a year. Male users were more likely to stick with the platform than female ones.
According to the report, Twitter has failed to control platform abuse, which may have hampered its development in comparison to other social media platforms. Most crucially, the report did not relate this fall to Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter, despite the fact that Musk only took over the network six months ago.
The sources for this piece include an article in TechCrunch.