12 Things You Should Know About How Africans Use Twitter

Written by Peter Pedroncelli

Africans who tweet don’t like to talk about brands nearly as much as their American counterparts. Instead, Africans are increasingly talking politics as Twitter comes of age in Africa, according to a London-based communications firm. Previous research showed that Twitter in Africa was more of a space for social interaction. Now serious debate about politics and government prevails. Twitter continues to be one of the most popular social networks available in Africa, enabled through a heavy mobile usage and apps that cater to smartphone users.

We take a look at 12 things you should know about how Africans use Twitter.

Sources: Forbes, CNN, TheNextWeb, Quartz, HowAfricaTweetsWorldWideWorx.