Narendra Modi’s Twitter Habits

Weekday/Hourly chart of @narendramodi
Weekday/Hourly chart of @narendramodi

Narendra Modi’s Twitter Breakdown

We investigated the tweets and habits of the extremely popular Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between November 18, 2018 and February 19, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to January 2009.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

Hourly Breakdown

narendramodi’s top day to tweet is Sunday and the most active hour is 6 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Jan 24, with a total of 37 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @narendramodi
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @narendramodi

Day of week chart for @narendramodi
Day of week chart for @narendramodi

Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Narendra Modi tweeted on average every 2.24 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (from Feb 19), we can generate this chart showing Narendra Modi recent tweet frequency.

@narendramodi%27s Tweet Frequency
@narendramodi’s Tweet Frequency

This re-tweet by Narendra Modi was the most popular of all the retweets

Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by Narendra Modi were #MannKiBaat (used 15 times), #MannKiBaat50 (used ten times) and #HWC2018 which was detected three times.

@narendramodi%27s hashtag usage
@narendramodi’s hashtag usage

Be a leader, not a follower

Narendra Modi follows 2124 other users. @narendramodi has an incredible amount of followers (45,721,422 and counting). The most retweeted user was @BJP4Rajasthan (4 times).

retweets by @narendramodi
retweets by @narendramodi

Fairly Unscientific Insights

Now we will we engage in total speculation about Narendra Modi. Just for fun.

  • Both weekdays and weekends are tweet days, Narendra Modi is an equal opportunity tweeter.
  • We did not detect any cases where a tag was spelled using different casing (Upper and lower case). We tentatively conclude that Narendra Modi is very careful when using tags.
  • If we assume each tweet takes thirty seconds to type and send on average, then we can calculate the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 2 hours, 40 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 11 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 spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 13 hours, 23 minutes per month.
  • Only missing 1 day over the past month, @narendramodi is using twitter almost daily.


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