I have an interesting news for you that world’s best micro-blogging site finally reached the rope of 500 Million users and it was reported by a social media firm Semiocast.
They told the Venture Beat that “Our estimate is that about a third of all registered users connect monthly,” “But the activity rate really depends on the country — Japanese users tweet more, for instance.”
Company has analyzed 517 million of Twitter user profiles created before July 1st 2012 as well as a sample of 1.058 billion public tweets posted from June 1st to June 30th 2012.
Drawing from its experience with previous studies, Semiocast used its proprietary platform, databases and tools to process user profiles in order to determine the location of each user using all available information: free-form location declared in user profile, time zone, language used to post tweets and GPS coordinates for the very few concerned tweets. Indeed, more than 2.5 years after Twitter introduced the ability to post tweets with GPS coordinates, this feature is only used in 0.77% of all public tweets.
They come up with an important informative note about Twitter’s status that With 141.8M accounts created before July 1st, 2012, the United States now represent 27.4% of all Twitter users, down from 28.1% in January.
In June 2012, these users posted 25.8% of all public tweets: the United States still dominate Twitter nations but growth is higher abroad.
Registration rate is still very high in Brazil, which grew from 33.3M in January to 41.2M in July 2012. Brazilians now represent 8.0% of all Twitter accounts, but only 6.6% of all public tweets posted in June, which may account for different usage patterns of Twitter. The two largest cities in Brazil rank among the top 20 cities in terms of tweets: São Paulo ranks 4th and Rio de Janeiro ranks 16th.