Twitter Grows Despite Tech Problems

  • July 10, 2008
Although much of the activity on Twitter takes place via mobile, the traffic to the website has continued to grow substantially -- the weekly market share of visits was up 500% for the week ending July 5, 2008 compared to the same week last year, according to new research from Hitwise.

Twitter has been a hot topic again over the past couple of days with speculation circulating that the company may purchase Summize.

Despite user complains about outages, Twitter has remained the most popular among the micro-blogging services. Last week, the traffic for Twitter was 12 times higher than the total traffic for up-and-coming rival Plurk, and 24 times higher than FriendFeed -- technically more than a micro-blogging service, but this is where some users have migrated during Twitter outages, according to Hitwise.--Gavin O'Malley

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