Despite their reputation as early adopters, young people are not flocking to Twitter, reports the New York Times -- but their parents are. Just 11 percent of Twitter's users are ages 12 to 17, according to comScore. Twitter's unparalleled explosion in popularity instead has been driven by a decidedly older group. That success has shattered a widely held belief that young people lead the way to popularizing innovations. "The traditional early-adopter model would say that teenagers or college students are really important to adoption," said Andrew Lipsman, director of industry analysis at comScore. Teenagers, after all, drove the early growth...

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