Kevin did some informal research to give nice ballpark figures on the number of Twitter users by country and draws some interesting analysis.
Japan’s crazy status there doesn’t surprise me. Just check out TwitterVision and half the time the tweets are popping up from Japan. It’s interesting that the UK almost doubles Canadian usage of Twitter. Another non-surprise is how Indonesia has very few Twitterers. Perhaps they’re all on Kronologger? In any case, interesting to see where this goes in the next 4-6 months.
I also picked up what you can learn in one night on Twitter from Eric Berlin, an experiment I’m definitely going to try out in the next week or so. Apparently the crazy SMU Twitterers are not alone among university students, Pamela from Boston University has compiled a list of why Twitter is a valuable resource for her.
Personally very useful for me because sometimes I get caught up in the Twitterstream so much that it’s hard to know what a particular group of friends are doing. No such problems anymore!
While we’re on Twitter and SMU T*Buddies, after 2 weeks the results of the SMU Twitter Experiment are in. If you missed it, the recap is the original 13 SMU Twitterers were supposed to get one more person in each and double our SMU Twitter Community. Results as follows:
- @uniquefrequency –> @chloefair
- @gaothebao –> @annavanessa
- @stripedshirt –> @ankitg
- @valene –> none
- @beatmastermark –> @hobyo, @shupin, @fluffled, @leerenhui
- @allquirknoplay –> none
- @jacquelinechang –> none
- @amsie –> none
- @gniliep –> none
- @alskie –> none
- @thehsuperficies –> none
- @gladyschock –> @zao, @deenschoo, @kianhean
- @tinana –> none
Maybe we’ll need a second round to see better results, eh? 😉
Any happening Twitter stories going on for you this week? Share them with me!
Tags: crowd status, geographical twitter usage, kronologger, smu t*buddies, smu twitter, smu twitter community, smu twitter experiement, twitter country analysis, twitter in japan, twitter usage by country