Brazil enjoys tweets

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ComScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released a report on Twitter.com growth worldwide. The study found that in June 2010, nearly 93m internet users visited Twitter.com, an increase of 109 percent from the previous year, as the social networking site achieved strong gains across all global regions.

Indonesia reported the highest penetration, with 20. 8 percent of internet users in the country visiting Twitter. com that month, followed by Brazil and Venezuela, with Venezuela's growth fueled in large part by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's decision to join Twitter in late April 2010. "Twitter. com has experienced an explosion in global traffic over the past year, establishing itself as one of the most–visited social networking sites across each of the five worldwide regions, " said Graham Mudd, comScore vice president, search & media. "Today nearly 3 out of 4 global internet users access social networking sites each month, making it one of the most ubiquitous activities across the web. As more users around the world have become acquainted with connecting and expressing themselves through social media, it has created an environment where new media like Twitter can emerge globally in a relatively short period of time. "Across the 41 individual countries currently reported by ComScore, Indonesia at 20. 8 percent had the highest proportion of its home and work Internet audience visiting Twitter. com. Brazil ranked second with 20. 5 percent penetration, followed by Venezuela at 19. 0 percent. With Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez joining Twitter in late April 2010, Twitter. com penetration in the country spiked 4. 8 percentage points in a few short months. The Netherlands (17. 7 percent) and Japan (16. 8 percent) rounded out the top five, while countries in Latin America and Asia Pacific represented many of the remaining top markets, including the Philippines (14. 8 percent), Mexico (13. 4 percent) and Singapore (13. 3 percent).

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