Tammy Duckworth’s Twitter Account Breakdown

Weekday/Hourly chart of @SenDuckworth
Weekday/Hourly chart of @SenDuckworth

Tammy Duckworth’s Twitter Breakdown

We analyzed the tweets and habits of popular Tammy Duckworth (@SenDuckworth) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between September 12, 2018 and April 11, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates back to January 2013.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

Hourly Breakdown

SenDuckworth’s top day to tweet is Wednesday and the most active hour is 2 p.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was March 20, 2019, with a total of 25 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenDuckworth
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenDuckworth

Day of week chart for @SenDuckworth
Day of week chart for @SenDuckworth

Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Tammy Duckworth tweeted on average every 5.07 hours, impressive by any measure. Sunday and Saturday each had five percent or less of the action.

Analyzing the past 30 days prior to the most recent tweet (dated Apr 11), we have generated a chart showing Tammy Duckworth the tweet frequency.

@SenDuckworth%27s Tweet Frequency
@SenDuckworth’s Tweet Frequency

This re-tweet by @SenDuckworth was the most popular of all the retweets

Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by Tammy Duckworth were #TrumpShutdown (used 22 times), #NetNeutrality (used five times) and #GetCovered which was detected four times.

@SenDuckworth%27s hashtag usage
@SenDuckworth’s hashtag usage

Be a leader, not a follower

Tammy Duckworth follows 5000 other users. Tammy Duckworth has become quite the Twitter celebrity with 540,238 followers. The most retweeted user was @SenateDems (6 times).

Retweets by @SenDuckworth
Retweets by @SenDuckworth

Our Rather Unscientific Conclusions

Now we will we engage in total speculation about Tammy Duckworth. Because we can.

  • 3.33 percent of the 120 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This is a very consistent tagger that takes great care to get things right.
  • 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 1 hour, 11 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 4.73 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 the perfect image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting per month and preparing the tweets is 5 hours, 55 minutes.
  • Most tweets were sent during the workdays (93 percent), Monday to Friday, and just 6.80 percent on weekends. This account is most likely used for business.
  • Only missing 3 days over the past month, Tammy Duckworth is using twitter almost daily.


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