Social networking site Twitter saw its worldwide audience more than double in the 12 months to June, according to a new report.

The site, which is increasingly used alongside online marketing services to boost brand awareness, attracted 93 million visitors over the course of the year, the figures from comScore show.

This represents growth of 109 per cent on June 2009.

Latin America experienced the largest regional growth in tweeters, with the number of visitors jumping 305 per cent to 15.4 million.

The Asia-Pacific region was second (25.1 million visitors, up 243 per cent), followed by the Middle East (five million visitors, up 142 per cent) and Europe (22.5 million visitors, up 106 per cent).

North America, where Twitter already had a more established audience, saw user numbers grow by 22 per cent to top 25 million.

Across the 41 countries studied by comScore, Indonesia, Brazil and Venezuela had the highest proportions of internet users who visit Twitter at 20.8 per cent, 20.5 per cent and 19 per cent respectively.

In related news, Tristan Garrick of the Direct Marketing Association said recently that social networks like Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are "phenomenally important" to corporate marketing because they allow users to "take a brand in their own hands".

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