Tweeting Across Africa

January 31, 2012

New research from Portland shows that South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco are leading Tweeting in Africa.  The researched analysed +11.5 million geo-located Tweets originating on the continent during the last three months of 2011, findings include that political leaders are still largely absent from the debates playing out on Twitter. It concludes that as Twitter lifts off in Africa, governments, businesses and development agencies can no longer afford to stay out of a new space where dialogue will increasingly be taking place.