Twitter turned 7 years old on March 21, 2013. According to the Twitter blog, there are more than 200 million active Twitter users that create over 400 million tweets per day. And a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project report on Twitter use found that Black internet users and young adult internet users tend to use Twitter at high rates.
As we've mentioned in prior blog posts (see below), Twitter is a tool that can be used to extend the reach of your HIV programs. Check out our page on Twitter to see how it's used in response to HIV.
- Using Twitter in Response to HIV/AIDS: The Hot New Tool (Today?) (September 2008)
- Twitter Engagement: Some Lessons from HIV.gov (August 2010)
- HIV.gov Surpasses 100,000 Twitter Followers - What Does it Really Mean? (July 2011)
- Twitter on the Rise (June 2012)