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
BUILDING THE WALL!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
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.
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.
This re-tweet by Donald J. Trump was the most popular of all the retweets
God Bless the people of Venezuela!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2019
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.
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).
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.