Twitter shares plunge in extended trade following results

A sign is posted on the exterior of the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, on Feb 5, 2014. Shares of Twitter Inc fell nearly 13 per cent in extended trade on Wednesday after reporting anaemic user growth during the final three mo
A sign is posted on the exterior of the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco, California, on Feb 5, 2014. Shares of Twitter Inc fell nearly 13 per cent in extended trade on Wednesday after reporting anaemic user growth during the final three months of 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Shares of Twitter Inc fell nearly 13 per cent in extended trade on Wednesday after reporting anaemic user growth during the final three months of 2013.

User growth, a closely watched metric, averaged 241 million monthly users, up just 3.8 per cent from the previous quarter - the lowest rate since Twitter began disclosing its user figures.