37% of All Tweets are From Asia; North America Drops to 31% of Tweets

Paris-based monitoring company Semiocast has released the results of an analysis of  2.9 million messages gathered over a period of 24 hours, on June 22nd, 2010. Statistics were obtained by processing user-declared locations with Semiocast’s semantic multilingual tools, as very few tweets are actually geotagged (0.6% compared to 0.5% three months ago).

According to the Semiocast data, which was reviewed by Thomas Crampton, users in Asia account for 37% of tweets, while the U.S. now only accounts for 25% of messages on Twitter, down from 30% in March 2010.

The figures broken down by regions are: Asia 37% up from 31.5% three months ago, North America 31% down from 36%, South America stable at 15%, Europe 14% down from 15%, Africa 1.5% up from 1%, Oceania stable at 1.5%.

Japan is the top Asian Twitter nation, and second worldwide, with 18% of messages worldwide, up from 15% three months ago, while Indonesia, with 12% of messages worldwide, is the second Twitter nation in Asia, and now the third nation worldwide, overtaking Brazil. South Korea, the third Twitter nation in Asia, enters the top 10 worldwide countries at the 7th position.  India, the fourth Twitter nation in Asia, represents less than 1% of messages.

The United States, where Twitter is headquartered, is still the first Twitter nation worldwide, with 25% of messages, dropping from 30% three months ago.

Read more at www.thomascrampton.com/twitter/asia-twitter-stats/.