If you thought Facebook or Google+ is the fastest-growing social media platform in the world, you’d be wrong: it’s Twitter.
That’s according to new data released by Global Web Index which corresponds to the last quarter of 2012.
According got the data, Twitter grew an astounding 40 percent for the last three quarters of the just-ended year.
To give you perspective, that’s 288 million active users per month. Furthermore, according to Global Web Index, Twitter had a relatively miniscule number of monthly active users in July 2009 at 35.5 million.
The research firm says that out of all the internet users in the whole world, more than 1 in 5 now use Twitter.
According to the social media and web market research firm, their index included 31 markets and that “active” users are users of these social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Google+ who used these sites or contributed to these sites within the past month.
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