Twitter is set to open new offices in Paris, adding to the six additional premises it already has outside of the United States.
The announcement, made at the Le Web 2012 conference in Paris, will add to the social network’s existing international offices in Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Brazil.
Katie Stanton, Vice President of International Market Development, Twitter, said:
“The next market is France. We’re really excited about the opportunity [there]. It has been one of our fastest growing markets around the world. Which has been tremendous, we’ve seen something like 150 percent user growth year over year and that’s 350 percent growth in tweets on a daily basis.”
During an interview with TNW’s own Jamillah Knowles, Stanton added that the new team in France would be tasked with trying to continue that level of growth by working with Twitter’s various partners, as well as local TV stations, publishers and consumers.
She also revealed that Twitter would be applying a much greater focus on the cities in France for ongoing trends. Starting with Toulouse and Bordeaux, she said the goal was for Twitter users to be able to land anywhere on the site and immediately see what is happening, via the tweets being posted, for any given location.
The announcement follows news in October that Twitter was struggling to find the right staff to fill its French offices.A spokesperson for Twitter said at the time:
“We’ve said for a long time that we’ll eventually have an office in Paris. [We have] Nothing specific to announce (about when or what roles will be there) at this point.”
According to reports, Twitter has been looking to setup a team in Paris since March. Although it’s unclear exactly when the new office will be opening, it seems the company is now much closer to having a base near the Eiffel Tower. With its European HQ in Dublin, Twitter is taking its marketshare in Europe more seriously than ever before; rightly so, given the level of growth both in tweets and users there.
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