Interesting South African Twitter Stats.

55 000 South African Internet users are now active twitter users.

South Africans publish 1.5 million tweets per month.

4.5% of South African web sites reference twitter. is the 7th most popular web site in South Africa.

47% of the tweets are addressed to another twitter user (which means that conversation is a big part of twitter)

Most popular time of the day to tweet is 19h00 to 20h00. Most popular day is Tuesday.

CAPE TOWN has the most twitter users, accounting for a THIRD of all SA twitter users. Followed closely by Johannesburg. The rest of South Africa hasn’t discovered twitter yet (they’re slow).

BIT.LY is the most popular URL shortener on twitter (which also tracks how many clicks the link received) – lots of links are shared on twitter. What kinds of people use twitter?

The most popular occupations of SA twitter users are designers, students, writers, engineers, journalists, photographers, artists and entrepreneurs.

The most popular interests of SA twitter users are love, life, music, Africa, you, fun and (the) world.

Why has twitter become so popular? Instant gratification. You get the info you’re interested in at a fast and furious pace. Up to date news hits twitter before it hits your newspaper, radio, tv, media web site or blog site.

Provided by FuseWare

  1. Good day! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous
    room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this
    page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. I think by now it may be outdated, as a lot happens in 8 years. Perhaps time to create another one 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Dawn Bradnick JorgensenDawn Jorgensen
Follow me on social media
Follow me on Bloglovin’ Follow
The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

Here I bring you narratives, stories, video and photographs from my travels around the globe, including accounts of gorilla trekking in Uganda, tree planting in Zambia, turtle rescue in Kenya, setting up temporary home in Lisbon, accommodation and restaurant reviews, as well as details of the conservation efforts that I support.

A self proclaimed earth advocate and beauty seeker, I invite you to join me and share In my love of sustainable impact travel – and the rich offerings of our beautiful world.

My latest tweets
My latest travel video below.

Botswana Tourism launched a Stay Home, travel tomorrow Campaign Video.

Botswana Tourism has launched an evocative 'Stay Home, Travel Tomorrow' campaign and allowed me to s…

error: Do understand that my content is protected, should you wish to use my words or pics, kindly email me at Thank you.