Jakarta is world’s top Twitter city; other Asia-Pacific nations make strong showing
July 31, 2012 by Terence LEE
Jakarta has been ranked the top Twitter city in the world by Semiocast, a Paris-based company that provides data intelligence and research on social media. The cities are ranked based on the number of posted tweets.
The company says that the results are based on a sample of 1.058 billion tweets in June this year. Tokyo, in second place, is not far behind, while Bandung (Indonesia), Singapore, Osaka and Seoul also made the list.
In its ranking of top Twitter nations, Semiocast looked at the number of Twitter accounts in each country. Japan comes out as the top Twitter nation in Asia-Pacific in fourth place, while Indonesia is close behind in sixth. Philippines and South Korea are also in the top 20.
Semiocast has also reported that Twitter has hit half a billion accounts in June, including 140 million in the United States alone. User base growth in Japan and South Korea has slowed.
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