A new study by Semiocast revealed that the micro-blogging giant has reached the half billion account mark i.e. Twitter have 500 million users in June, 2012, including than 140 million in the U.S. alone. The study also reveals that there is a slowing down in user base growth in Japan and Korea, although Japan remains one of the most active countries while in June 2012, the top three cities by number of tweets were Jakarta, Tokyo and London.
Semiocast 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. The United States now represent 27.4% of all Twitter users, down from 28.1% in January. Registration rate is still very high in Brazil, which grew from 33.3 million in January to 41.2 million in July 2012. Brazilians now represent 8.0% of all Twitter accounts, but only 6.6% of all public tweets posted in June.
Japan recorded the second slowest growth in the top 50 countries (only +17% in six months, after South Korea which grew by a mere 16%). UK and Indonesia now account for 32.2M and 29.4M user profiles respectively. The following countries are India, Mexico, Canada, Spain and the Philippines. France, where Semiocast is headquartered, accounts for 7.3 million user profiles (1.4% share, 18th country), down from 1.6% share in January.
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