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  • US still top Twitter country, Brazil climbs to second [Study]

    The US is still the country with the highest population of Twitter users and Brazil overtook Japan to climb into second place. The most active country on the social network, however, is still the Netherlands. That’s according to a new study from French-based research firm Semiocast. The results of the study also put a number of emerging market countries in the top ten when it comes to user numbers. Some of them,...

  • Arabic explodes on Twitter

    Arabic is exploding as a language on Twitter. In a reflection of the social network’s importance to the "Arab Spring" (which saw the overthrow of decades-old regimes in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia) the number of Arabic tweets has grown by more than 2 000% in the last 12 months. A number of prominent bloggers, who admit that social networks like Facebook and Twitter were tools used in the revolutions, were widely praised for their real-time reporting of events on the social network. According to social media analysis firm Semiocast, Arabic is now the eighth most used language on...