Dick Durbin’s Twitter Usage Breakdown

@SenatorDurbins hashtag usage
@SenatorDurbin's hashtag usage

Senator Dick Durbin’s Twitter Breakdown

We investigated the habits and tweets of popular Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between November 16, 2018 and April 13, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates back to February 2011.

This re-tweet by Senator Dick Durbin was the most popular of all the retweets

The Hours

SenatorDurbin’s top day to tweet is Tuesday and the most active hour is 2 p.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was December 18, 2018, with a total of 34 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenatorDurbin
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenatorDurbin

Day of week chart for @SenatorDurbin
Day of week chart for @SenatorDurbin

Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Senator Dick Durbin tweeted on average every 3.55 hours, impressive by any measure. Sunday and Saturday each had five percent or less of the action.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (posted Apr 13), we generated a chart showing @SenatorDurbin the tweet frequency.

@SenatorDurbin%27s Tweet Frequency
@SenatorDurbin’s Tweet Frequency

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

Be a leader, not a follower

Senator Dick Durbin follows 2421 other users. Senator Dick Durbin has become quite the Twitter celebrity with 601,697 followers. The most retweeted user was @SenateDems (6 times).

Retweets by @SenatorDurbin
Retweets by @SenatorDurbin

Let’s Play Tag

Top tags used by Dick Durbin were #FirstStepAct (used 43 times), #TrumpShutdown (used 19 times) and #CJReform which was detected 17 times.

@SenatorDurbin%27s hashtag usage
@SenatorDurbin’s hashtag usage

Pure Speculation

In this section we surrender to speculation about Senator Dick Durbin. Because we can.

  • Assuming each tweet takes 30 seconds to type and send on average, then we can deternine the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 1 hour, 41 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 6.75 tweets per day). If we furthermore 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 thinking about tweeting is 8 hours, 26 minutes per month.
  • Most tweets were sent during the workdays (93 percent), Monday to Friday, and just 6.60 percent on weekends. This account is most likely used for business.
  • Only missing 1 day over the past month, @SenatorDurbin is using twitter almost daily.
  • 0.90 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.


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