Analysis of 11.5m tweets in last three months of 2011 shows South Africa generated the most content, with more than 5m recorded.

This article titled “African Twitter map reveals how continent stays connected” was written by David Smith in Johannesburg, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 26th January 2012 15.02 UTC

The first Twitter map of Africa shows the social network is forging links between smartphone users from Cape Town to Cairo while, with a few exceptions, political and business leaders are yet to get the hang of tweeting.

More than 11.5m geographically pinpointed tweets originating on the continent during the last three months of 2011 were analysed by Portland Communications's Kenya office and media platform Tweetminster.

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