Traffic to the popular micro-blogging site Twitter has already more than trebled just this year, according to web analysts HitWise. Twitter now ranks as 7th within the Social Networking category, up from 23rd just 3 weeks ago!
The amazing increase follows the media attention generated by the likes of Stephen Fry (owner of the world’s second favourite Twitter feed after Barack Obama) and Jonathon Ross. However, Twitter still has a long way to catch up with FaceBook and YouTube, which together account for nearly 60% of social networking visits.
Twitter hasn’t quite achieved world domination yet, with less than one per cent of all social networking traffic, but it’s growing at an exponential rate: Over the last 12 months traffic to Twitter.com has increased 27 fold. However, the service is probably even more popular than the numbers imply – If the people accessing their Twitter accounts via mobile phones and third party applications (such as Twitterrific, Twitterfeed and Tweetdeck) were included, the numbers would be even higher.
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Tags: Social Networking