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Which Countries Tweet The Most? [INFOGRAPHIC]

It probably comes as no surprise that the United States is the country that produces the most tweets. But could you guess second place?

This new infographic explores the distribution of tweets across the world, identifying which countries tweet the most – and which have yet to embrace 140-character communication.
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Brazil Is Suing Twitter Because People Are Tweeting To Avoid Traffic Checkpoints

Brazilian authorities are pretty peeved at Twitter. Apparently, users are tweeting to warn each other of traffic checkpoints, radar guns and other safety precautions on the roads – and this has made Brazil mad enough to sue the company for facilitating certain law-breaking accounts.
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The US Has The Most Twitter Users, But The Netherlands Is More Active [STATS]

It stands to reason that the United States, the birth-country of Twitter, would be the number one in terms of users. And it is. By far. But new stats have been unveiled that suggest that numbers don’t mean everything, and that the US is actually behind the Netherlands (and two other countries) in terms of how often they tweet.
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17-Year-Old Twitter User Sets up Impromptu News Network Within Rio Favela

Areal footage of armored vehicles chasing down notorious drug traffickers in one of Rio de Janeiro’s several favelas made its way across the airwaves this weekend, as police operations cracked down on the illegal drug trade there. However, because of a police perimeter and other factors, mainstream media couldn’t enter the favela to report from the ground, and Brazilians were left wondering what exactly was happening to the estimated 65,000 people living in the Complexo do Alemao favela.

But that all changed when a 17-year-old Twitter user began tweeting about the gunfire, smoke and the community reaction through his impromptu news network within the favela.
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