Fortune 500 Nearly Doubles Use of Twitter

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eMarketer, 11/10/10

60% of Fortune 500 now microblogging

America’s biggest corporations have dramatically increased their participation in Twitter, according to “The Fortune 500 and Social Media,” a yearly report from the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Three in five Fortune 500 companies now have an active Twitter account, compared with 35% in 2009. This is even more than the number that have Facebook accounts, at 56%.

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