The popular microblogging social network, Twitter, has achieved the not inconsiderable figure of 500 million users, according to a study. The social network, who has lived in the shadow of Facebook in recent times, would continue its steady growth and remain as the main alternative to the network of Mark Zuckerberg, ahead of the social network of Google (Google +). The main problem with Twitter is still his ability to translate its huge user base in a stronger economic performance, as the advertising opportunities offered by the network are more limited.
According to a study Semiocast, Twitter had reached the figure of 500 million users during the month of June. An amount that is far from the nearly 1,000 million Facebook users, but show the relevance of this social network differently. Twitter has become a crucial tool in many of the social movements we are living in recent years, as the Arab Spring internationally or even the 15M movement in our country. Its immediacy and lack of information intermediaries have become a first class source of information.
The leading country when it comes to using Twitter is the United States, both as number of entries posted by users. However, the more users connected to the network by time (in relation to the number of users with the network) is Brazil. If you look at the number of users per country, America comes first (as we advance) with up to 141 million users three times more than his immediate pursuer, Brazil. The South American country has 41 million users who use the microblogging network and has experienced a boom of this service since it began the year with an increase of 23% in the number of users.
This growth has allowed him to overcome the third member of the podium, located on the other side of the map. Japan has 35 million users. The largest number of tweets coming from the United States produced with a percentage of 25.8%. Second are the tweets coming from Japan, with just over 10%. This is the second most used language in the social network is Japanese. The importance of Twitter in the social movements causes increased popularity among the countries in which it is used for these purposes. A language that is climbing the ladder is the Arabic, which is the sixth most popular in the network because of the Arab revolution.
Interestingly, the area of the world that increased production of tweets is experiencing any of the three countries with the highest number of users. This point is located in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. Within the Asian city produced a 2.4% content of the original social network. In second place was the capital of Japan , Tokyo, and the podium is completed by London.