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Increase of Twitter accounts in Brazil nudges UK into fourth place globally

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

February 1, 2012 | 1 min read

A survey from research firm Semiocast into the number of Twitter accounts held by different countries has found that the UK comes in fourth place, after the US, Brazil and Japan.

The research found that the US is storming ahead, with 107.7 million in total, meaning that the nation represents 28.1% of all Twitter users. The country with the second highest number of accounts, Brazil, has less than a third of this at 33.3 million, with Japan in third on 29.9 million.

The UK was found to have 23.8 million accounts, while Indonesia came in fifth with 19.5 million.

However it was the Netherlands, which ranked 17 on the top 20 list, that was found to have the most active accounts, with 33% having posted at least one tweet between the start of September and the end of November, which was only the case for 27% of US accounts and 26% of UK accounts.

The data was gathered by Semiocast from 383 million Twitter user profiles created before 1 January 2012.

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