Twitter is bigger outside the United States than it is inside its home country: it's huge in Brazil, Japan and the Philippines, for example. It turns out Twitter's pretty hot in the Spanish speaking world, too.It's a little discussed but widely-known fact that
Rebecca Villaneda of HispanicBusiness.com points out some interesting numbers in an article tonight: the official Spanish Twitter account @Twitter_Es now has half a million more followers than the official global Twitter account in English, @Twitter. That's pretty remarkable; according to Twittercounter.com, @Twitter_Es just took the lead earlier this Summer. Twitter en español amassed its bigger pile of followers in less than half the time, too.
The @Twitter_es account was created just under two years ago; @Twitter was registered four and a half years ago. In addition to being more popular, @Twitter_es has also posted more photos using the new photo feature announced today. @Twitter follows more other accounts, is on more Lists and has a higher score on Klout though.
Last month Twitter began supporting the unique hashtags posted by Japanese users. A group of 200,000 volunteer language translators help turn the Twitter interface into local languages around the world; this month Indonesian and Dutch.
To Tweet is truly an international thing these days.