Chuck Schumer’s Twitter Breakdown

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenSchumer
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenSchumer

Chuck Schumer’s Twitter Breakdown

We looked at the habits and tweets of very popular Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 600 tweets between August 7 and December 21. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to November 2008.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

The Hours

Chuck Schumer’s top day to tweet is Thursday and most active hour is 3 p.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Oct 18, with a total of 41 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenSchumer
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenSchumer

Day of week chart for @SenSchumer
Day of week chart for @SenSchumer

Analyzing all 600 tweets, Chuck Schumer tweeted on average every 5.45 hours, impressive by any measure. Saturday saw five percent or less of the action.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (dated Dec 21), we can generate a chart showing Chuck Schumer’s recent tweet frequency.

@SenSchumer%27s Tweet Frequency
@SenSchumer’s Tweet Frequency

Most retweeted Tweet

Followers and Favorites

Chuck Schumer follows 5000 other users, “so many friends, so little time”. Chuck Schumer . The most retweeted user was @SenateDems (17 times).

retweets by @SenSchumer
retweets by @SenSchumer

Let’s Play Tag

Top tags used by Chuck Schumer were #WhatsAtStake (used 13 times), #NoJunkPlans (used eight times) and #WhatAreTheyHiding which was detected six times.

@SenSchumer%27s hashtag usage
@SenSchumer’s hashtag usage

Very Unscientific Conclusions

This is where we surrender to speculation about Chuck Schumer. Just for fun.

  • Approximately 86 percent of tweets are sent during the workweek (Mon to Fri). It seems @SenSchumer favors weekdays slightly over weekends.
  • If we assume each tweet takes 30 seconds to type and send on average, then we can calculate the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 1 hour, 6 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 4.40 tweets per day). If we furthermore assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful deliberation about how to phrase it and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time per month spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 5 hours, 30 minutes.
  • We did not detect any cases where a tag was spelled using different casing (Upper and lower case). We tentatively conclude that @SenSchumer is very careful when using tags.
  • Only missing 1 day over the past month, @SenSchumer is using twitter almost daily.


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