19 Jan '11, 7am

Twitter opened a Korean-language website to expand further into a market that has grown almost tenfold in the past year

SEOUL - MICROBLOGGING site Twitter on Wednesday opened a Korean-language website in an attempt to expand further into a market that has grown almost tenfold in the past year. Korean is now one of seven languages offered on Twitter.com. 'The Korean-language tweets have grown even faster than tweets in general. We've seen over 3,400 per cent growth...of Korean-language tweets from January 2010 through December,' Yonhap news agency quoted Twitter co-founder Evan Williams as saying during a visit to Seoul. South Korea is one of the world's most wired nations, with a high-speed broadband service and a booming business in smart-phones. There were more than 2.2 million registered South Korean Twitter users as of last month compared with 250,000 in January 2010, according to a recent report by Daumsoft. Twitter, which was created in 2006 and allows people to post short messages of...

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