Twitter obsessed Britain hits 10million users

Britain has become the fourth most Twitter enthusiastic nations with 10 million active users

With 10 million active users and 80 per cent logged into the social network on their phones, Britain has become Twitter-obsessed.

The country has the fourth largest number of Twitter users in the world, behind the US, Brazil and Japan.

Stephen Fry, Jessie J and Emma Watson are all in the Top Ten UK celebrities followed internationally.

Twitter has become an phenomenon with 140 million Twitter users worldwide churning out 340 million Tweets each day, but it is still remains in the shadow of Facebook which boasts 900 million users.

140 brands have also used the social networking site to advertise and Twitter intends to compete with its high profile rivals by adding new features.

‘Starting today, you can discover the best of Twitter in a weekly email digest delivered to your inbox,’ says Othman Laraki of Twitter.

‘This summary features the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you’re connected to on Twitter.’

The micro-blogging site has veered away from prompts and email updates until now, relying on users to navigate their own way around to catch up with friends and find out what the movie stars are tweeting about.

But from today, Twitter will be sending out emails with a digest of the most important Tweets you should be reading about.

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