Monthly Archives: August 2012

PH ranks 10th in number of Twitter accounts

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France-based social research company Semiocast released its data regarding the top 20 countries with the highest number of Twitter accounts, and the Philippines ranks tenth in the list.

Top 20 countries in terms of Twitter acounts. Photo from Semiocast PR

US, Brazil tops social media research ranks

According to the research firm, USA has 141.8 million users, comprising 27.4% of all Twitter users worldwide as of June 30 of the current year.

It was noticed that Brazil had higher registration rates than any other country included in the study, aside from the USA. Brazil registered an increase of 23.7% from 33.3 million to 41.2 million Twitter users.  Brazil now represents 8.0% of all Twitter users, according to the PR. (1)

PH ranking result of being social active

“At the height of Tuesday’s intense rain and flooding all over the country, hundreds of thousands of Filipinos trooped to Twitter to spread critical flood information, as well as to mobilize rescue and relief operations,” Smart Communications, the country’s leading mobile network, said in a statement.

Smart chief wireless advisor Orlando Vea said, “Even as the torrential rains rendered several families stranded and helpless, with flooded homes and without electricity, we saw how people found their mobile phones–and mobile Internet–especially useful to stay connected.”

The telecom operator said that 93.9% of Filipinos are active in social networking site Facebook, as Philippine telecom operators made available cheaper access charges, smartphones; and enhanced wireless coverage. (2)

(1) http://semiocast.com/publications/2012_07_30_Twitter_reaches_half_a_billion_accounts_140m_in_the_US

(2) http://technology.inquirer.net/15189/philippines-has-9-5m-twitter-users-ranks-10th