I thor­oughly enjoy Twitter. I enjoy its com­pres­sion, its instant grat­i­fi­ca­tion, and the fact you can con­nect with just about anyone any­where about any­thing in no time at all. (Plus, it’s helped start rev­o­lu­tions.) Not that we need a whole lot of new data to prove the global power of social media, but I spent some time recently researching Twitter usage trends. As always, they’re fascinating.

For example, what coun­tries are most active on Twitter? We’ll start with per capita use. No, it’s not the U.S. In fact, the U.S. is in fifth place, trailing among others, Brunei. (Who knew?) But for the highest per capita (aka “tweet­iest”) country in the world, according to the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers who com­piled the data, that dis­tinc­tion belongs to Kuwait.

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