60% of Twitter users reside outside U.S.

Twitter recently released a set of stats that shows 60% of its users reside outside the U.S. This comes as no surprise as the micro-blogging site has been having a huge push with its international expansion since late 2009.

Twitter announced in October 2009 that they were to offer the service for non-English speaking countries, which they asked for volunteers to help translate for them. November was when Twitter offered its service in Spanish, French followed shortly after.

Jolie O’Dell from Mashable then goes on to explain that German and Italian came in December. This is what has helped Twitter grow much quicker over the past few months, following a slow rate of growth in the early part of 2009.

We all know the global traffic for Facebook, so it is nice to see that Twitter is starting to show the same pattern. Facebook traffic is set to get a huge increase if AOL decides to scrap Bebo – we wonder what Twitter will do about that?