Alexa is showing Twitter to be 10th most visited website in India with 8% traffic from India which is the second highest after USA (40%)
I am indeed surprised on these numbers as I don’t think twitter is in mainstream that much among India as say Orkut or Facebook, there are lot of Indians with twitter account but the interconnections are not that big (mostly having 20-30 followers) IMO but India is certainly a great market for them to grow. Twitter will appeal to Indian net users and is also kind of fun to the 16-22 crowd.
Ideally by now they should had launched twitter.in supporting regional local languages of India to appeal to bigger non techies crowd too, something which they are able to do in USA (with oprah and kevin spacey on letterman talking about it)
On the other hand, talking about local players, it seems in.com has run out of steam, i am not seeing anything really good coming out from them and they are probably in consolidation period, rediff,sify and indiatimes have pretty much given up trying to be a leader which IMO is creating a void in Indian web space for a new killer service/product. Anyone listening ?