Twitter has celebrated hitting 10 million active users in the UK, equating to one in six Britons being a user of the micro-blogging service.
Such numbers make the UK one of the most active Tweeters on the planet. Twitter boasts 140 million users worldwide.
The figures were revealed by the company on its UK feed.
Snapshot of Twitter in the UK: 10m active users, 80% of which are also active on mobile. And an office that's been open almost a year!— Twitter UK (@TwitterUK) May 15, 2012
The proportion of users accessing the service via mobile hints at strong potential for future growth, with many market watchers predicting that mobile will become the major battleground for all social networks in the near future.
But Twitter's UK user numbers may also need a little unpicking. It is likely that the figures will be inflated by bot accounts, and there are numerous organisations that run accounts that will be included in those user figures.
Nevertheless, 10 million active users is indicative of a service that has been embraced enthusiastically by Britons.
Yesterday, the Premiership's enfant terrible, Joey Barton, took to the service to apologise for his sending off at the weekend.
The six-year-old service has been at the centre of controverseries surrounding the naming of individuals covered by so-called super-injunctions. But it has also been used for more benevolent purposes, such as organising clean-up campaigns in the aftermath of last year's London riots.
Meanwhile, Twitter has also confirmed that it will be rolling out a new email service for its users, providing them with a weekly digest of attention-grabbing tweets.
"This new email digest also features the most engaging Tweets seen by the people you follow, even if you don’t follow those who wrote them," said Othman Laraki, a director for growth at Twitter.
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