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    April 30, 2010

    So how popular is Twitter in SA?

    How many Twitter users are there in South Africa? Fuseware just made available their latest SA Twitter report, which has some very interesting facts:

    • Number of Active* SA Twitter users: 55000
    • Monthly tweets from SA: 1.5 million
    • Twitter web penetration: 4.5% of SA sites reference Twitter
    • Twitter SA site popularity: 7th most visited website in SA
    • Average Twitter followers for SA: 115
    • Average friends for SA: 122
    • Average total tweets per user for SA: 346
    • Percent of protected accounts: 0.38%
    • Percent of geo-location enabled accounts: 12.96%
    • Percent of Twitter verified accounts: 0.014%
    • People hardly use Twitter.com directly for posting tweets, with only 26% logging into the site to post updates.
    • The most popular Twitter client is TweetDeck, with 10% of all SA tweeters using it.
    • People hardly use Twitter.com directly for posting tweets, with only 26% logging into the site to post updates.The most popular Twitter client is TweetDeck, with 10% of all SA tweeters using it.
    • SA mostly tweets at night, between 7 and 8 pm. Many also tweet first thing in the morning, and over lunch.
    • Cape Town and Johannesburg are the most busy tweeters.

    This is a pretty great report by the guys at Fuseware, with lots more info – so go download it here.

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