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How International is Twitter? @Twitter_Es Now Has More Followers Than @Twitter

It’s a little discussed but widely-known fact that 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.

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.

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