'Half a billion' people sign up for 'world's fastest-growing site' Twitter

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 05:00 hrs

Almost half a billion people across the globe have signed up for Twitter, making it the fastest-growing social network in the world.

Of all Internet users worldwide, 36 per cent, an estimated 485 million, have a Twitter account.

According to the internet research company Global Web Index (GWI), the number of account holders who use the microblogging site at least once a month grew 40 per cent in the second half of 2012 to 288 million, the Telegraph reports.

This figure means Twitter is growing faster than both Facebook and Google+, the report added.

According to the report, in the same period Facebook grew 33.4 per cent to 693.5 million.

Google+ grew 27.7 per cent to 343 million active monthly users. (ANI)

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