Friday, April 9, 2010

Twitter an International Hit

Have you noticed more Twitter Followers from other countries latching-on to your account lately? That is because, according to Twitter, more international users have signed-on to the service than Americans. The shift appears to have begun late in 2009, with more than 60% of the new accounts coming from around the world, as opposed to the U.S. Similar to the U.S., though, sign-ups surge in other countries when a famous politician or celebrity publicizes their opening of an account.

Twitter is available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Japanese, and Twitter co-founder, Biz Stone, said the service is working to make it available in "as many languages as possible." Twitter is also working to make its services more widely available on mobile phones, as fewer in third-world countries have computers. Twitter has deals with 65 cellphone providers which allows customers to tweet for free.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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