Twitter grows 131 percent in one month

Posted on Thursday, Apr 16 2009 @ 20:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Web analytics firm ComScore claims Twitter faced a massive growth in March. The microblogging site's visitors were up 131 percent to 9.3 million, about 5 million more than the month before. One of the reasons for Twitter's surge is the growing popularity of the service by the media:
In a blog post on Wednesday, ComScore's Andrew Lipsman agrees that there appears to be some truth to the belief that media attention is fueling Twitter's growth. "[T]here may certainly be some merit to that," he said. "It seems you can't get through a typical newscast anymore without some mention of Twitter."

He points to Newt Gingrich's use of Twitter to criticize President Obama's handling of the Somali pirate crisis, to the use of Twitter by CNN's Rick Sanchez, and to the role Twitter played in recent national and international news stories as signs that the service has become an important mode of mass communication.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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