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Twitter Benefits From Ryan Giggs Injunction, Records Highest No. of Visits In May

Thanks to leak in Britain’s celebrity super-injunction, micro blogging giant Twitter experienced a huge surge in its visitors in May.

According to the Telegraph (opens in new tab) a report has revealed that Twitter in the United Kingdom had 6.1 million people visiting the website in the month of May.

The report which was issued by United Kingdom Online Measurement (UKOM) reveals that Twitter experienced its highest visitors in May, 34 percent higher than figures recorded in April.

UKOM suggests that super-injunction leak of UK’s celebrity footballer Ryan Giggs led to thousands of retweets and tremendous surge in the users visiting the website.

According to Neilson - UKOM (opens in new tab) nearly double the number of retired women visited the micro blogging website in the same month. It also states that recent boost in the user base of social networking websites including Facebook and LinkedIn is due to people aged over 50 logging in to the website.

Figures reveal that there is nearly 65 percent increase in men over 50 visiting Twitter to know more about the super injunction incident of Manchester United's star player.

“The growth in audiences to these social networks is now primarily being driven by the 50-plus age group. Just a few years ago, this group may have found itself out of place on these sites.” stated James Smythe, GM at UKOM.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.