Senate Democrats’s Twitter Analysis

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Weekday/Hourly chart of @SenateDems
Weekday/Hourly chart of @SenateDems

Senate Democrats’s Twitter Breakdown

We dug into the tweets and habits of popular Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between November 22, 2018 and April 12, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to September 2009.

This re-tweet by Senate Democrats was the most popular of all the retweets

Hourly Breakdown

SenateDems’s top day to tweet is Tuesday and the most active hour is 1 p.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was February 5, 2019, with a total of 57 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenateDems
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @SenateDems

Day of week chart for @SenateDems
Day of week chart for @SenateDems

Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Senate Democrats tweeted on average every 3.39 hours, impressive by any measure. Sunday saw five percent or less of the action.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (posted Apr 12), we can generate a chart showing Senate Democrats recent tweet frequency.

@SenateDems%27s Tweet Frequency
@SenateDems’s Tweet Frequency

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by Senate Democrats were #TrumpShutdown (used 38 times), #SOTU (used 23 times) and #GetCovered which was detected 19 times.

@SenateDems%27s hashtag usage
@SenateDems’s hashtag usage

Be a leader, not a follower

Senate Democrats follows 2394 other users. Senate Democrats has become quite the Twitter celebrity with 889,901 followers. The most retweeted user was @SenSchumer (181 times).

Retweets by @SenateDems
Retweets by @SenateDems

Pure Speculation

In this section we surrender to speculation about @SenateDems. Just for fun.

  • 1.89 percent of the 106 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This is a very consistent tagger that takes great care to get things right.
  • Only missing 5 days over the past month, Senate Democrats is using twitter almost daily.
  • Most tweets were sent during the workdays (92 percent), Monday to Friday, and just 8.20 percent on weekends. This account is most likely used for business.
  • 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 1 hour, 46 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 7.08 tweets per day). If we also assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful deliberation about how to phrase it and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time per month spent tweeting and preparing the tweets is 8 hours, 51 minutes.

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