Overthrowing governments (well, maybe not)</li></li></ul><li>Pointless babble<br />@LeighFaazzina: (137 characters)I've had a serious injury and NEED Help! Can somone please call Winding Trails in Farmington, CT tell them I'm stuck bike crash in woods.<br />@AnnCurry: (124 characters) @usairforce find a way to let Doctors without Borders planes land in Haiti:http://bit.ly/8hYZOK THE most effective at this.<br />@JKrums: (110 characters) http://twitpic.com/135xa - There's a plane in the Hudson. I'm on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.<br />
More pointless babble<br />@arusbridger: (105 characters) Now Guardian prevented from reporting parliament for unreportable reasons. Did John Wilkes live in vain?<br />@reallyvirtual: (62 characters) Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event).<br />@BRL85: (54 characters) http://twitpic.com/7h32m - Azadi Square #IranElection<br />@jamesbuck: (8 characters) Arrested<br />
Twitter statistics<br />By population Twitter would be the 12th largest country (after Mexico, ahead of the Philippines) <br />Considering Australian users, Twitter would be the fourth or fifth most populous city (ahead of Adelaide and maybe also Perth)<br />
40% of UK MPs</li></ul>Australian active tweeters: <br /><ul><li>44% of Federal politicians (99 of 226)
102 Federal agencies (378 at all government levels)</li></li></ul><li>Who's who – Pollie tweeters<br />Excludes @KruddMP (1,006,222 followers) as this distorts the chart.<br />As a comparison, <br />@BarackObama(US) has 10,113,784 followers<br />@Number10gov (UK) has 1,841,417 followers<br />@pmharper(Canada) has 168,265 followers<br />@PaulKagame(Rwanda) has 26,753 followers<br />
Twitter democracy<br />On Federal election day 21 August 2010:<br /><ul><li>There were 95,000 tweets that used the #ozvoteshashtag, with 36,000 individual users tweeting
This doesn't include other hashtags used such as #ausvotes, #auspol, #auswaits, #ozelection, etc</li></li></ul><li>Twitter in Australian agencies<br />
Sources<br />Wikipedia – Twitter - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter<br />Twitter by the numbers - http://blog.kissmetrics.com/twitter-statistics/<br />Twitter blog - http://blog.twitter.com/2011/09/one-hundred-million-voices.html<br />100million twitter users - http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/100million-twitter-users-twitter-users-Cornwall/story-13298596-detail/story.html<br />Social web interaction - http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/social-web-interaction_b13352#more-13352<br />Researching the Twitterverse - http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/opinions/arts/researching-the-twitterverse-184597<br />Tweets per capita - http://www.slideshare.net/sagolla/tweets-per-capita-wcit2010-sagolla-4239462<br />Twitter vs Facebook users - http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/infographic-facebook-vs-twitter-demographics-2010-2011/<br />Tribanalytics – Tweets per day - http://blog.tribalytic.com/<br />Social media statistics Australia – June 2011 - http://www.socialmedianews.com.au/social-media-statistics-australia-june-2011/<br />Australian government agencies on Twitter - http://egovau.blogspot.com/p/australian-government-twitter-accounts.html<br />Australian Federal Politicians on Twitter - http://mptweets.com.au/, http://tweetmp.org.au<br />
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