In terms of Twitter accounts, India ranks 6 in the world

In June 2012 Twitter had 500 million accounts.  Twitter has been growing in India impressively. It has grown to an extent that the Govt of India is keeping a close eye on Twitter updates in India.

According to an article in Forbes (research by Semiocast) India ranks #6 in terms of number of twitter accounts in the world. The top countries in terms of Twitter accounts are,

  1. U.S.
  2. Brazil
  3. Japan
  4. U.K.
  5. Indonesia
  6. India
  7. Mexico
  8. Canada
  9. Spain
  10. Philippines

Top 8 Twitter cities are (based on number of tweets),

  1. Jakarta, Indonesia
  2. New York
  3. Tokyo
  4. London,
  5. Sao Paulo
  6. Bandung, Indonesia
  7. Paris
  8. Los Angeles

India doesn’t feature in the top 20 Tweeting cities.

While English is the most popular language on Twitter the usage has stagnated at 40%. Arabic is the fastest growing language on Twitter. No Indian language features in the study.

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