State of the Edmonton Twittersphere 2013: Top Users & Tools

In case you missed it, check out the overview post for a general look at Twitter in Edmonton in 2013. In this entry I’ll share more details on who the most active, replied to, and retweeted users of the year were. If you want to see the most followed users in Edmonton, check out Twopcharts. Taylor Hall is the first local user over 300,000 followers!

A quick reminder that the data in this post comes from a sample of roughly 13.8 million tweets posted by local users as defined in the overview post. Nearly 120,000 local users posted at least one tweet in 2013.

Here are the 25 most active local users (they tweeted more than anyone else):

  1. RPrasad619
  2. DaniParadis
  3. KikkiPlanet
  4. DavidPapp
  5. canadianglen
  6. Leask
  7. TrevorBoller
  8. YEGlifer
  9. JovanHeer
  10. abdihalimsalad
  11. MyLegacyCoach
  12. HouseofGlib
  13. ChristySpratlin
  14. bcbreakaway
  15. markyeg
  16. Moesquare
  17. edmontonjournal
  18. 1023nowradio
  19. machinegunv
  20. DJ_Orphan
  21. Gloriadantuono
  22. tommylutz
  23. eissyrC
  24. ctvedmonton
  25. candyTae

There were three easily-identifed bots that would have been in the list above:

  1. edmonton_rt
  2. EdmontonCP
  3. HOT107OD

Here are the 25 most active local users using #yeg (they tweeted using the #yeg hashtag more than anyone else):

  1. ctvedmonton
  2. GlobalEdmonton
  3. CBCEdmonton
  4. iNews880
  5. 925FreshFM
  6. mybirdietweets
  7. edmontonjournal
  8. 1049VirginYEG
  9. DerrickDodgeYeg
  10. metroedmonton
  11. RobWilliamsCTV
  12. KikkiPlanet
  13. Dave_CHED
  14. Edmontonsun
  15. Yegfit
  16. YEGFoodie
  17. vineshpratap
  18. EJ_Arts
  19. JBH8
  20. lindork
  21. lite957
  22. DishcrawlYEG
  23. Sperounes
  24. 1023nowradio
  25. YEGlifer

There were four bots that tweeted enough to be in that list above:

  1. edmonton_rt
  2. EdmCA
  3. everythingyeg
  4. yegtraffic

Here are the 25 most replied to local users (other local users had lots of conversations with these users):

  1. KikkiPlanet
  2. EdmontonOilers
  3. JasonGregor
  4. nielsonTSN1260
  5. YEGlifer
  6. Leask
  7. TrevorBoller
  8. CommonSenseSoc
  9. JenBanksYEG
  10. eissyrC
  11. Wildsau
  12. DeeMented2
  13. Kage_99
  14. britl
  15. JameyMPhoto
  16. erinklassen
  17. dantencer
  18. lindork
  19. dstaples
  20. baconhound
  21. Steeeveohh
  22. joshclassenCTV
  23. JackieDee16
  24. Arbitral
  25. edmontonjournal

Here are the 25 most retweeted non-individual local users:

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. ctvedmonton
  3. globaledmonton
  4. cityofedmonton
  5. cbcedmonton
  6. edmontonoilers
  7. yegsphere
  8. yegtraffic
  9. localgoodyeg
  10. oilersnation
  11. edmoilkings
  12. edmontonpolice
  13. yegtweetup
  14. metroedmonton
  15. whereedmonton
  16. edmontonsun
  17. ualberta
  18. 925freshfm
  19. cisncountry
  20. inews880
  21. cfl_esks
  22. 1049virginyeg
  23. northlands
  24. nait
  25. oldstrathcona

Here are the 25 most retweeted individual local users:

  1. kikkiplanet
  2. dantencer
  3. jasongregor
  4. joshclassenctv
  5. fakeoilersgm
  6. paulatics
  7. doniveson
  8. mastermaq
  9. cstpower
  10. nielsonTSN1260
  11. sunterryjones
  12. sbarsbyweather
  13. wanyegretz
  14. etownmickey
  15. ryanjespersen
  16. britl
  17. davecournoyer
  18. lindork
  19. trevorboller
  20. dstaples
  21. ebs_14
  22. robin_brownlee
  23. yeglifer
  24. staceybrotzel
  25. geneprincipe

Clearly if you tweet about the Oilers, there’s a good chance you’re going to get retweeted. I’m fascinated by the fact that a satirical account, @FakeOilersGM, is the fifth most retweeted individual. Shows you what kind of year the Oilers have had, and how engaged Edmontonians are with the Oilers.

Only the Edmonton Journal was retweeted more than 10,000 times. A total of 88 users were retweeted more than 1000 times, 1547 users were retweeted more than 100 times, and nearly 11,000 users were retweeted at least 10 times.

Tools

The ten most popular tools or clients used to tweet in 2013 accounted for 84% of all local tweets. The top 25 accounted for just less than 93% of all tweets. There’s definitely a long tail here though, as more than 3300 different clients were used.

  1. Twitter for iPhone
  2. web
  3. Twitter for Android
  4. Twitter for BlackBerry®
  5. TweetDeck
  6. Twitter for iPad
  7. HootSuite
  8. Facebook
  9. Instagram
  10. Tweet Button

Here’s a look at the breakdown:

Tweets by Client (2013)

No surprise to see BlackBerry fall down below Android, but I must admit I am a little surprised it remains so high on the list.

You can see the top users & tools from previous years here: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.

Happy Tweeting!