London is Twitter’s top city

Filed as News on August 6, 2009 8:27 pm

twitter-logo.jpgThe UK is second only to the US in Twitter usage, with London topping the chart, according to Evan Williams, interviewed for BBC2’s Newsnight program.

Although official statistics aren’t available, the BBC’s research suggests that an estimated three million Brits joined Twitter in the past year, with as many signing up to follow friends as to keep tabs on their favorite celebrities.

Williams played down the accusation that Twitter could lead to the breakdown of community, saying that anyone who believed that obviously hadn’t used the service.

The BBC also suggested that the Ministry of Defence had encouraged their military personnel to use Twitter.

This seems to be in stark contrast to the blanket ban on blogging two years ago.

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  1. By steveballmer posted on August 6, 2009 at 8:56 pm
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    … and this is a surprise to you?


  2. By Carol posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:51 pm
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    You know how us British like to punch well above our weights.. :)


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