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Asian Countries Dominate Tweets on Twitter

A recent study from Semiocast, a Paris-based company, revealed Asia as the region where most tweets were originated. The region produced 37% of global tweets, a 6.5% increase compared to previous measure taken three months earlier. North America region trailed at the second position with 31% of global tweets, a 5% decrease compared to 36% share it took in the previous measure. Besides dominating the global tweets, the study also highlighted Asia as the region with the fastest growth of tweets.

The results were obtained by analyzing tweets over the period of 24 hours on June 22nd, 2010. By extracting the language in the tweet combined with processing geotag information in the tweet header, all tweets were then mapped to produce the country and region distribution. In the previous measure conducted in March 2010, one-week tweets gathered from March 21 to March 28, 2010 were used in the analysis.

At the country-wise, US still topped worldwide tweets with approximately 25% share. The percentage was a 5% decline from 30% share it gained in the previous measure. Asian countries like Japan, Indonesia, and South Korea steadily grew in number of tweets. Japan was accounted for 18% share while Indonesia and South Korea secured 12% and 2% of global tweets. The percentages for the three Asian countries had been a rise compared to their previous shares.
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