Korean is now one of seven languages offered on Twitter.com.
“The Korean-language tweets have grown even faster than tweets in general. We’ve seen over 3,400 percent growth…of Korean-language tweets from January 2010 through December,” Yonhap news agency quoted Twitter co-founder Evan Williams as saying during a visit to Seoul.
South Korea is one of the world’s most wired nations, with a high-speed broadband service and a booming business in smartphones.
There were more than 2.2 million registered South Korean Twitter users as of last month compared with 250,000 in January 2010, according to a recent report by Daumsoft.