Jakarta Is World’s Most Active City in Twitter Usage

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Jakarta, the Most Active Twitter City in the World

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta -It’s no longer a secret that Indonesia is one of the most talkative countries on Twitter, but do you know that Jakarta is the most active Twitter city worldwide?

Top 20 Countries in terms of Twitter Users

This was excerpted from the technology website TechCrunch, Thursday, August 2, 2012, which showed data analysis done by Paris-based analyst group Semiocast.

Semiocast took 27% of all tweets sent from all over the world as a sample and analyzed it further for each city. As a result, the capital city of Indonesia [Jakarta] was at the top, representing 2% of all tweets, followed by Tokyo and London.

Twitter User Accounts Activities for Top 20 Countries

Interestingly, Bandung [capital city of West Java Province] also appeared in 6th place, one position below New York, but still managing to beat the world’s other major cities such as Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore and Seoul<.

Top 20 Cities of Tweeting Activity

Indonesia ‘achievements’ didn’t stop here. Currently, Indonesia is one of the top five countries in terms of Twitter users with 29.4 million user accounts, which is very close to the United Kingdom at number four with 32.2 million user accounts.

Nevertheless, Indonesia still has a chance to overtake the United Kingdom’s position because the growth rate in terms of the number of users is faster than the 2012 Olympic Games host country. The United States continues to occupy first place with 141.8 million users, which is equivalent to 27.4% of the social networking site’s total users. Moreover, this research also mentions that Twitter currently has about 517 million user accounts.

Netizens Tweeting in Internet Cafe

Indonesian netizens using Twitter in an internet cafe.

Comments from Kaskus (1, 2, 3, 4):


Indonesia is always no. 1 for using BBM [BlackBerry Messenger], Facebook and Twitter.
[Indonesian] buy expensive cellphones and gadgets just for toys. DOH!


It’s better to use our local products.
Kaskus [a popular Indonesia online forum] is better than the rest!


Well, of course Indonesians are the most active users, they tweet even when they are taking a dump in the toilet!


At least, Indonesia becomes well-known through Twitter!


Indonesia is indeed the King and Queen for this stuff, boss!


In the past, Indonesia was also one of the countries with the most Facebook user accounts…hahah…


Geez, we always have accomplishments in stuff that isn’t important!


It also means the unemployment rate is high in Indonesia!


So lebay indeed… Why do they even have to tweet first when they are going to sleep, eat or go to school? WHO THE HELL ARE THEY?


It’s like you don’t know Indonesians…
they always latah!… HAHAHA


This proves that our society loves to gossip and talks too much!


Gosh, don’t we have better achievements that we can be proud of? This is SO embarrassing!


Indonesia has rampant achievements only in cyberspace.
But in the real world? *Fill in the blank yourself*


Indonesian likes to sing [“tweet” like a bird] eh?


Well, it’s in the Indonesian culture to be selfish and doing only trendy stuff!


It’s really the REPUBLIC of Twitter!


Keep tweeting but no need to go to school/work, great!


They tweet often because they always get stuck in traffic… they have nothing else to do, except tweet.


It’s so that people call you POPULAR!

Do you use Twitter a lot? Why?

All Indonesia Twitter Communities

Indonesian Twitter communities

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