HubSpot’s State of the Twittersphere report documents the sharp global growth in the use of the micro-blogging service Twitter over the last 12 months. It now has an estimated 4-5 million users worldwide, with traffic to its website up 600% over the last year.
Between 5,000 and 10,000 new Twitter accounts are being created each day, though without knowing how many are either becoming defunct or never really started, this number is of limited use.
Twitter users can type in their location in a brief biographical section. As this is free text, the entries are not easily analysable by country. However, “London” is the most popular place name used, followed by “USA”, “San Francisco” and “New York”. “UK” comes in at 17.
Examples of Liberal Democrats on Twitter: