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Twitter use rises to 13% of U.S. adults

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Washington, D.C.—The total share of online adults in the U.S. who use the microblogging service Twitter has risen to 13%, up from 8% in November, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. Of those users, 95% own a mobile phone and more than half (54%) access Twitter on their handheld devices, according to the report. Pew's findings come from a poll conducted on landline and cell phones in April and May, which drew 2,277 respondents. This week, Twitter rolled out a new search feature that not only shows topics but also related photos and videos, according to the company's blog.
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