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Twitter Records Fastest Growth in the UK

Posted by Vaibhav Kalamdani on June 27, 2009

twitter_logoAccording to the latest figures released by Internet statistics firm Hitwise, Twitter has recorded a phenomenal growth in the UK. The micro-blogging site has popularized amongst the UK masses to such an extent that it attracted traffic 22-fold in just a year, being the fastest amongst all other sites.

With an increasing number of celebrities and top-notch personalities becoming members of Twitter since the last year, the site has gained tremendous media exposure. This exposure has helped it amass a number of new users and jump from its 969th position in 2008 to 38th in the UK today for generating traffic. In terms of popularity, Twitter grabbed the 5th position, as against 84th last year.

Hitwise stated 2009 as the breakthrough year for Twitter, as 93% of its growth came from January itself. Competition from Facebook did not cause hindrance to the site unlike in the case of MySpace and Bebo. However, generating revenues is still a matter of concern for Twitter, in spite of attracting loads of traffic.

Earlier this week, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival that the company plans to focus on generating revenue this year. He expressed the idea of talking to companies that used its platform to communicate with customers, that includes giants like Whole Foods Market and Dell. Stone is of the belief that earning revenue would send out a signal of building a company of enduring value.

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