Steve Scalise’s Twitter Breakdown
We looked at the tweets and habits of Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between June 14, 2018 and February 27, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.
The account dates back to February 2013.
Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet
Good that some Dems have condemned the disgraceful anti-Semitic remarks of Rep. Omar—but their words are empty unless Dem leaders remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee. No one with her anti-Semitic views should be allowed to represent US foreign policy on that committee.— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 11, 2019
SteveScalise’s top day to tweet is Wednesday and the most active hour is 10 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Feb 6, with a total of 28 tweets.
Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Steve Scalise tweeted on average every 6.20 hours, impressive by any measure.
Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (dated Feb 27), we can generate a chart showing Steve Scalise recent tweet frequency.
This re-tweet by Steve Scalise was the most popular of all the retweets
Big deal that never got reported:— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 23, 2019
Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite shutdown. Only 6 Dems voted with us. It failed.
Dem priority is not paying workers or opening gov't. It is opposing Trump. https://t.co/i9TKGIjRnY
Tag! You’re It
Top tags used by @SteveScalise were #BetterOffNow (used 64 times), #TaxReformWorks (used 17 times) and #SOTU which was detected 16 times.
Be a leader, not a follower
Steve Scalise follows 1371 other users. Steve Scalise has become quite the Twitter celebrity with 292,893 followers. The most retweeted user was @FoxNews (39 times).
Fairly Unscientific Insights
Now we will we submit to total speculation about Steve Scalise. Just for fun.
- Approximately 85 percent of tweets are sent during the workweek (Mon to Fri). It seems @SteveScalise favors weekdays slightly over weekends.
- 4.43 percent of the 158 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This is a very consistent tagger that takes great care to get things right.
- 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 58 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 3.87 tweets per day). If we furthermore assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful contemplation about phrasing and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting monthly and thinking about tweeting is 4 hours, 50 minutes.