We Analyzed @realdonaldtrump’s Twitter Usage

Weekday/Hourly chart of @realdonaldtrump
Weekday/Hourly chart of @realdonaldtrump

Donald Trump’s Twitter Breakdown

We dug into the habits and tweets of the extremely popular Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between October 22, 2018 and January 22, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to March 2009.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

The Hours

Realdonaldtrump’s top day to tweet is Tuesday and the most active hour is 5 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Jan 20, with a total of 41 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @realdonaldtrump

Day of week chart for @realdonaldtrump
Day of week chart for @realdonaldtrump

Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Donald Trump tweeted on average every 2.19 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (sent Jan 22), we have generated a chart showing @realdonaldtrump recent tweet frequency.

@realdonaldtrump%27s Tweet Frequency
@realdonaldtrump’s Tweet Frequency

This re-tweet by Donald J. Trump was the most popular of all the retweets

Be a leader, not a follower

Donald J. Trump follows 45 other users. @realdonaldtrump has an incredible amount of followers (57,587,960 and counting). The most retweeted user was @WhiteHouse (14 times).

retweets by @realdonaldtrump
retweets by @realdonaldtrump

Let’s Play Tag

Top tags used by Donald J. Trump were #MAGA (used 17 times), #MAGARally (used 15 times) and #MLKDay which was detected two times.

@realdonaldtrump%27s hashtag usage
@realdonaldtrump’s hashtag usage

Very Unscientific Conclusions

This is where we surrender to speculation about Donald Trump. Just for fun.

  • @realdonaldtrump is on a streak and didn’t miss a single day of tweeting the past 30 days. That’s some serious Twitter Love.
  • 3.03 percent of the 33 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This is a very consistent tagger that takes great care to get things right.
  • Both weekdays and weekends are tweet days, Donald J. Trump is an equal opportunity tweeter.
  • Assuming 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 2 hours, 44 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 11 tweets per day). If we also assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in deep contemplation about how to phrase it and possibly locating the perfect image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting monthly and preparing the tweets is 13 hours, 40 minutes.


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