Canadians Rank 6th in World for Twitter Use

By Sarah Klein

Canadians seem to be Twitter addicts, according to new data.

Canadian usage on the social networking website — where users pound out 140-character messages one tweet at a time — is among the highest in the world.

Online tracking firm comScore Inc. says nearly one in five Canadians who use the Internet are also on Twitter (aged 15 and over).

Canada ranks sixth among other countries, with 18% of Canadians using the site.

The data also shows Canadians are the most frequent users of the professional networking site LinkedIn at 15.6%.