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
You're going to want to make sure your friends see this:— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 19, 2018
Senators Booker, Coons, and Flake just asked for the Senate's unanimous consent to pass a bill protecting the Mueller investigation from President Trump.
But they didn’t get it.
Because @SenateMajLdr McConnell objected.
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.
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.
Most retweeted Tweet
President @realDonaldTrump a no-show because of raindrops? Those veterans the president didn’t bother to honor fought in the rain, in the mud, in the snow - & many died in trenches for the cause of freedom. Rain didn’t stop them & it shouldn’t have stopped an American president.— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) November 11, 2018
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).
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.
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.