Twitter gaining more popularity in Asia amid slowing US user growth: study

May 28, 2014 1:09 am

Global research firm, EMarketer Inc. has said that Twitter Inc.’s percentage growth in the US will slow to the single digits by next year, as the social microblogging website struggles to add new users as quickly as it used to, Bloomberg has reported. However, while the number of Twitter users in the US is expected to grow 12% this year, EMarketer projects an increase of 34% in Asia. By 2018, growth in the region is estimated to slow to 15%, though that would still outpace the worldwide average growth of 11%, the report said. India, Twitter’s third-biggest market, is expected to grow 57% this year, while Indonesia, the fourth-biggest, will grow 62%, according to EMarketer.