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It’s not news that Twitter is popular. But new numbers from comScore (NSDQ: SCOR) quantify just how astonishing the service’s growth has bee…

It’s not news that Twitter is popular. But new numbers from comScore (NSDQ: SCOR) quantify just how astonishing the service’s growth has been, and reinforce why both Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) are reportedly vying for a partnership with the microblogging site. The number of visitors to the site in March more than doubled to 9.3 million, up from 4.3 million in February. comScore’s Andrew Lipsman suggests that mainstream media attention may be driving much of the growth.

He notes, for instance, that Twitter users are more likely than the average American to visit major Internet news sites. That, of course, may be because Twitter is sending lots of traffic to those sites. But it also could be that Twitter users are getting exposed to the service via the news. Lipsman writes, “If you watched the news this past week, you might

  1. The growth rate recently is truly incredible and as "viral" as I have seen anything else take off….below is a post i wrote recently on my blog, and popularity around this post was phenomenal….

    http://blogs.itworldcanada.com/idol/2009/04/08/twitter_for_good_not_evil/

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  2. You know, if I achieve just 0.1% of twitters success with my site I will be happy lol
    It is amazing growth though, I believe that google tried to buy it before, it must now be worth 100x what it was back then.

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