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Jakarta named the world’s most active Twitter city

  • Mariel Grazella

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 1 2012   /  08:33 am

Indonesia has earned the title of fifth most active nation on the micro-blogging website, while the country’s capital, Jakarta, has emerged as the most active Twitter city in the world, beating major cities like Tokyo, London and New York, a recent survey indicates.

The Paris-based research company, Semiocast, revealed that 29.4 million Twitter account profiles originated from Indonesia by early June, displaying a 50 percent rise compared to numbers in 2011.

The United States retains its lead in terms of a user base, with 141.8 million accounts, which makes up 27.4 percent of the Twitter population. “The United States still dominates Twitter nations, but growth is higher abroad,” Semiocast wrote in their study.

Brazil, with a user base of 41.2 million, assumed second place, pushing Japan to third. The United Kingdom took fourth place with 32.2 million accounts,...