In Depth Analysis of Maxine Waters’s Twitter Usage

@RepMaxineWaterss hashtag usage
@RepMaxineWaters's hashtag usage

Maxine Waters’s Twitter Breakdown

We dug into the tweets and habits of very popular Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between February 7, 2017 and March 11, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to April 2009.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

Hourly Breakdown

RepMaxineWaters’s top day to tweet is Thursday and the most active hour is 8 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was August 15, 2018, with a total of 15 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @RepMaxineWaters
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @RepMaxineWaters

Day of week chart for @RepMaxineWaters
Day of week chart for @RepMaxineWaters

Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Maxine Waters tweeted on average every 18 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (from Mar 11), we can generate a chart showing Maxine Waters the tweet frequency.

@RepMaxineWaters%27s Tweet Frequency
@RepMaxineWaters’s Tweet Frequency

This re-tweet by Maxine Waters was the most popular of all the retweets

Be a leader, not a follower

Maxine Waters follows 670 other users. Maxine Waters is on the way to becoming a Twitter Legend, having amassed an amazing 1,003,715 followers. The most retweeted user was @FSCDems (110 times).

retweets by @RepMaxineWaters
retweets by @RepMaxineWaters

Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by Maxine Waters were #TRUMP (used 35 times), #AMJoy (used 25 times) and #RELEASE which was detected 15 times.

@RepMaxineWaters%27s hashtag usage
@RepMaxineWaters’s hashtag usage

Pure Speculation

Now we will we engage in total speculation about Maxine Waters. Because we can.

  • 14 percent of the 186 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This indicates that @RepMaxineWaters is mostly consistent, but perhaps sometimes in too much of a hurry to enter the tags correctly.
  • Assuming each tweet takes 30 seconds to type and send on average, then we can calculate the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 19 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 1.31 tweets per day). If we also assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in deep deliberation about how to phrase it and possibly locating a great image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 1 hour, 38 minutes per month.
  • Approximately 80 percent of tweets are sent during the workweek (Mon to Fri). It seems Maxine Waters favors weekdays slightly over weekends.


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