Mike Pence’s Twitter Breakdown
We looked at the tweets and habits of legendary Mike Pence (@mike_pence) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between September 29, 2016 and April 21, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.
The account dates all the way back to February 2009.
mike_pence’s top day to tweet is Tuesday and the most active hour is 4 p.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was October 4, 2016, with a total of 37 tweets.
Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Mike Pence tweeted on average every 22 hours, impressive by any measure.
Analyzing the past 30 days prior to the most recent tweet (posted Apr 21), we have generated this chart showing @mike_pence the tweet frequency.
This re-tweet by @mike_pence was the most popular of all the retweets
TODAY WE MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2016
Be a leader, not a follower
@mike_pence follows 979 other users. Mike Pence is on the way to becoming a Twitter Legend, having amassed an amazing 3,786,696 followers. The most retweeted user was @marc_lotter (58 times).
Tag! You’re It
Top tags used by Mike Pence were #MAGA (used 141 times), #MakeAmericaGreatAgain (used 22 times) and #VPDebate which was detected 15 times.
Our Rather Unscientific Conclusions
In this section we surrender to speculation about Mike Pence. Because, why not.
- 3.67 percent of the 109 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This is a very consistent tagger that takes great care to get things right.
- Approximately 77 percent of tweets are sent during the workweek (Mon to Fri). It seems Mike Pence favors weekdays slightly over weekends.
- 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 16 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 1.07 tweets per day). If we also assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful deliberation about phrasing and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting monthly and preparing the tweets is 1 hour, 20 minutes.