Twitter-6Social networking giant Twitter has managed to pass 100 million active users.

The microblogging service is to also launch itself in Hindi, Filipino, Malay and Chinese over the coming weeks, bringing to 17 the number of languages ​​in which you can access the network.

But, the company says 40% of users have signed up to Twitter just to see what’s happening in the world without twittering.

Despite the controversy surrounding the service when it started five years ago and messages limited to a maximum of 140 characters has become a popular tool among business and barely literate people.

Twitter expects to add 26 million active users in the remainder of 2011.