A study out today by the Pew Research Center on Twitter use concluded that just 10% of users produced an astounding 92% of all Tweets—and 69% of the “highly prolific users” are Democrats. That should put to rest any illusions that anyone has that Twitter represents anything like the real world.
Breaking down the numbers even further reveals that the Democrats on Twitter are predominantly liberal, far more than Democrats who aren’t Twitter users, Pew reported. In other words, anyone reading Twitter to get any sense of what even average Democrats think will get a skewed impression. It’s a useful reminder for reporters in particular, who appear to be heavily influenced by what they read on Twitter.