Is Twitter Really the 'Digital Town Square'?

Real Estate Technology with AgencyLogic

Source: Statista


When Elon Musk first agreed to acquire Twitter in April, he called it “the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.” After getting the impression that many of the people in that town square are in fact robots that have no say in the future of humanity, he tried to back out of the deal only to change his mind again this week.


But even without bots, Twitter might not be the digital town square its prospective owner sees in it. The platform’s 238 million daily active users are a long shot from the billion plus people using Facebook and Instagram on a daily basis and even looking at its reach among social media users shows that Twitter shouldn’t be mistaken for the real world. While Twitter users do like to debate “matters vital to the future of humanity” as well as every other matter, the platform’s users represent a relatively small but very opinionated fraction of humanity, making it the digital debate club rather than the town square.


According to Statista’s Global Consumer Survey, just three in ten social media users in the U.S. regularly use Twitter, with the platform’s reach even smaller in major European markets such as France and Germany.


Infographic: Is Twitter Really the 'Digital Town Square'? | Statista
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Comments (3)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have auto posts going on Twitter. That's it. I never go on Twitter myself. The day I retire will also be the day I retire my Twitter account!

Oct 19, 2022 04:54 AM
Paddy Deighan MBA JD PhD - Vail, CO
Paddy Deighan J.D. Ph.D

I feel that Twitter has lost its luster … it seems that fewer are following it

Oct 19, 2022 06:34 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Well it seems as of today (or was it yesterday) Elon Musk is the New Owner!  Alot of unhappy people and many happy.  For me, I can take it or leave it.  I do post on there but it's not my main source!

Oct 28, 2022 01:16 PM