Tammy Duckworth’s Twitter Analysis

retweets by @SenDuckworth
retweets by @SenDuckworth

Tammy Duckworth’s Twitter Breakdown

We dug into 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 November 15, 2018 and May 12, 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, @SenDuckworth tweeted on average every 4.27 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 May 12), we have generated a chart showing @SenDuckworth the tweet frequency.

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

This re-tweet by Tammy Duckworth was the most popular of all the retweets

Be a leader, not a follower

Tammy Duckworth follows 5000 other users. @SenDuckworth has become quite the Twitter celebrity with 542,889 followers. The most retweeted user was @SenateDems (5 times).

Retweets by @SenDuckworth
Retweets by @SenDuckworth

Tag! You’re It

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

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

Pure Speculation

This is where we surrender to speculation about Tammy Duckworth. Because we can.

  • Only missing 2 days over the past month, Tammy Duckworth is using twitter almost daily.
  • 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, 24 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 5.62 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 locating a great image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting and preparing the tweets is 7 hours, 1 minuteper month.
  • Most tweets were sent during the workdays (93 percent), Monday to Friday, and just 7.50 percent on weekends. This account is most likely used for business.
  • 2.56 percent of the 117 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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