Mike Pence’s Twitter Usage Breakdown

retweets by @mike_pence
retweets by @mike_pence

Mike Pence’s Twitter Breakdown

We analyzed the tweets and habits of legendary Mike Pence (@mike_pence) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between September 26, 2016 and March 8, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to February 2009.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

The Hours

mike_pence’s top day to tweet is Tuesday and the most active hour is 3 p.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was October 4, 2016, with a total of 37 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @mike_pence
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @mike_pence

Day of week chart for @mike_pence
Day of week chart for @mike_pence

Analyzing all 1000 tweets, @mike_pence tweeted on average every 21 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (sent Mar 08), we can generate this chart showing @mike_pence recent tweet frequency.

@mike_pence%27s Tweet Frequency
@mike_pence’s Tweet Frequency

This re-tweet by Mike Pence was the most popular of all the retweets

Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by @mike_pence were #MAGA (used 142 times), #MakeAmericaGreatAgain (used 22 times) and #VPDebate which was detected 15 times.

@mike_pence%27s hashtag usage
@mike_pence’s hashtag usage

Be a leader, not a follower

Mike Pence follows 982 other users. @mike_pence is on the way to becoming a Twitter Legend, having amassed an amazing 3,734,383 followers. The most retweeted user was @marc_lotter (60 times).

retweets by @mike_pence
retweets by @mike_pence

Very Unscientific Conclusions

Here we submit to total speculation about @mike_pence. Because, why not.

  • Just Tweeting 1 days during the last month, Mike Pence is just not much into Twitter it seems.
  • 3.60 percent of the 111 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This is a very consistent tagger that takes great care to get things right.
  • Approximately 79 percent of tweets are sent during the workweek (Mon to Fri). It seems Mike Pence favors weekdays slightly over weekends.
  • If we assume 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 16 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 1.12 tweets per day). If we also assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful contemplation about phrasing and possibly locating a great image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting and preparing the tweets is 1 hour, 24 minutes per month.


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