Donald J. Trump’s Twitter Analysis

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

Donald J. Trump’s Twitter Breakdown

We analyzed the habits and tweets (although there were not all that many) of the extremely popular Donald Trump (@realdonaldtrump) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 200 tweets between February 3 and February 25. 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 Monday and the most active hour is 4 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Feb 18, with a total of 17 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 200 tweets, Donald J. Trump tweeted on average every 2.61 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (sent Feb 25), we can generate this 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

Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by Donald Trump were #SOTU (used five times), #AmericaFirst (used one time) and #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth which was also detected one time.

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

Be a leader, not a follower

Donald Trump follows 45 other users. @realdonaldtrump has an incredible amount of followers (58,591,059 and counting). The most retweeted user was @TomFitton (5 times).

retweets by @realdonaldtrump
retweets by @realdonaldtrump

Very Unscientific Conclusions

Now we will we submit to total speculation about Donald Trump. Just for fun.

  • Assuming each tweet takes thirty seconds to type and send on average, then we can deternine the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 2 hours, 17 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 9.20 tweets per day). If we also assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in deep contemplation about phrasing and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 11 hours, 29 minutes monthly.
  • We did not detect any cases where a tag was spelled using different casing (Upper and lower case). We tentatively conclude that Donald J. Trump is very careful when using tags.
  • Both weekdays and weekends are tweet days, Donald J. Trump is an equal opportunity tweeter.

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