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Planning Events, Watching TV And Chatting About Products – How Do We Use Twitter? [STUDY]

A new study has revealed that Twitter is the fastest-growing social network in the world, adding 40 percent more active users in 2012 to finish ahead of Facebook and the fast-climbing (but still oddly quiet) Google+.

This data comes courtesy of GlobalWebIndex, who have expanded on their findings in an updated post, which also reveals several changes in the way that people are using Twitter.

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What Exactly Is An ‘Active’ Twitter User (And How Many Of Those Do They Have)?

Last week we looked at some research from Twitter account tracker Twopcharts, which stated that Twitter had passed the 300 million user mark.

Twopcharts made this calculation by observing that all Twitter profiles are registered sequentially, starting with the first way back in March 2006, and by monitoring registration dates from Twitter accounts and their IDs, the 300 million number seemed solid.

However, this clashes with user stats released from Twitter themselves, who pegged their network at 200 million profiles in February – a number they’re clinging on to in their business pages. 100 million new users in three months? Not bloody likely.

So, what gives? How many users does Twitter actually have, how many of those are actively using the service and, more importantly, what the heck is an active Twitter user, anyway?

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