28th March 2016

59% of UK Twitterers Follow News Brands

Twitter has revealed that 59% of UK users follow news brands or journalists.

In the UK, 15M people have Twitter.

This is just a fraction of the 320M people worldwide who use the social network.

Twitter is hugely popular with journalists, and it will come as good news to all journalist Twitterers that 59% of UK Twitter users follow either a news brand or a journalist.

This figure was released by Twitter to coincide with it's 10th birthday.

Twitter also revealed that 75% of users think that "Twitter is an important link to more in-depth content found on news sites", while 56% of Twitter news brand followers visit the social network on a daily basis.

Popular UK news brands on Twitter include:

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