Mitch McConnell’s Twitter Breakdown
We investigated the tweets and habits of Mitch McConnell (@McConnellPress) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between June 21, 2018 and March 14, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.
The account dates back to July 2011.
This re-tweet by @McConnellPress was the most popular of all the retweets
When 94% of Senate Democrats could not even vote to protect babies after they’re born, we are no longer dealing with a normal, traditional Democratic Party. pic.twitter.com/05vb7kJanf— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) February 26, 2019
McConnellPress’s top day to tweet is Thursday and the most active hour is 2 p.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was , with a total of 26 tweets.
Analyzing all 1000 tweets, @McConnellPress tweeted on average every 6.38 hours, impressive by any measure. Sunday and Saturday each had five percent or less of the action.
Analysing the past 30 days prior to the most recent tweet (dated Mar 14), we can generate this chart showing Senator McConnell Press recent tweet frequency.
Be a leader, not a follower
Senator McConnell Press follows 351 other users. @McConnellPress has gathered quite a following, now numbering 81,787 strong. The most retweeted user was @senatemajldr (181 times).
Top tags used by Senator McConnell Press were #KENTUCKY (used 306 times), #Senate (used 59 times) and #SCOTUS which was detected 49 times.
Here we submit to total speculation about @McConnellPress. Just for fun.
- Most tweets were sent during the workdays (97 percent), Monday to Friday, and just 3.40 percent on weekends. This is probably a business account.
- 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 56 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 3.76 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 finding an image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting and preparing the tweets is 4 hours, 42 minutes monthly.
- 15 percent of the 104 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This indicates that Senator McConnell Press is mostly consistent, but perhaps sometimes in too much of a hurry to enter the tags correctly.