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Social Media Celebrates 10 Million UK Tweeters

More than 10 million people regularly use Twitter in UK , the social networking site revealed yesterday.

According to Tony Wang, the site’s UK general manager, Britain has the fourth largest Twitter audience behind Japan, Brazil and the US.

Additionally, Wang claimed that over the past 30 days, around 80% of British users who accessed Twitter did so using a mobile phone.

Research suggests that of the 383m Twitter profiles created globally, only 140m are used regularly suggesting huge potential for growth.

But despite the site’s popularity, the issue of privacy may yet prove to be a future problem.

Last week, Dominic Grieve, the attorney general, warned that tweeting abusive messages left individuals open to prosecution, even if the messages were anonymous.

He said: ‘If somebody goes down to the pub with printed sheets of paper and hands it out, that’s no different than if somebody goes and does a tweet.

‘The idea that you have immunity because you’re an anonymous tweeter is a big mistake.’

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