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Twitter celebrates 20 billionth twitter

As we live in the age of the social sound-byte, it was only a matter of time before Twitter, a network that only permits its users 140 characters per short broadcast message, reached a mega milestone of 20 billion messages sent out across the world.

The 20 billionth message was sent by a Japanese user named 'GGGGGGo_Lets_Go', who used a message to send the following mysterious text 'So that means the barrage might come back later all at once' before being barraged with congratulatory messages from fellow fans, the Metro Online reveals.

Since March this year, Twitter reached 10 billion twitters and has seen a boom in popularity in Japan over the past year, 'estimating that the Japanese send about 12% of all tweets worldwide, second only behind the United States.'

One reason for this may be that using Japanese as a language to Twitter in enables you to express more in 140 characters than your European or American counterparts.

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