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Jakarta Rules the Twitter Roost as the Top City

by Sean P. Aune | December 30, 2012December 30, 2012 4:00 pm PST

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If you think a city in the U.S. was the top location for Twitter in the world, you’d be wrong.

Paris-based research firm Semiocast has tracked the geolocation information of tweets to figure out the top locations for the service in the world, and Jakarta, Indonesia came in as the top city for the most users of the service. Rounding out the top five were Tokyo, London, Sao Paulo and New York City. While normally you might stop paying attention there, it’s worth nothing that the sixth most popular city if Bandung, Indonesia.

While Indonesia isn’t the top overall country, it came in fifth with the United States, Brazil, Japan and the U.K. leading the pack.

While U.S. residents account for 27.4% of all Twitter accounts in the world, it’s obvious we aren’t quite as engaged with the service as some other locations around the globe.

If you thought you could escape TV shows throwing hashtags at you on the screen while you watch a program by leaving the U.S., that is looking like it will become less and less likely with each passing day.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...