State of the Victoria Twittersphere – January 2010

Welcome to the first State of the Victoria Twittersphere, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Victoria, BC.

For information on the data, definitions, and other background, click here.

For January 2010:

# of local users: 1246
# of tweets by local users: 48817
# of tweets by local users containing #yyj: 5826 (11.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 15655 (32.0%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 15152 (31.0%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 4594 (9.4%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 2086 (4.3%)

Here are the numbers above in graphic form:

Here are the top clients used by local users for posting updates:

Some other interesting stats for the month:

  • Just under 54% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 1.1 tweets per minute in January.
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was January 22 at 2108. On average, 1575 local tweets were posted each day.
  • Of the 15655 replies posted by local users this month, 4706 or 30.0% were to other local users.
  • A total of 207 users posted 50 times or more in January. In comparison, 60 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. cybercourt
  2. WDCB
  3. gvoakes
  4. OasisProperties
  5. marisa_herrera
  6. robgreentweets
  7. BCLobbyist
  8. awilkinson
  9. mhegge
  10. BelkinB

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

  1. marisa_herrera
  2. awilkinson
  3. gvoakes
  4. lacouvee
  5. VicConcierge
  6. doggybytes
  7. willw
  8. timescolonist
  9. cybercourt
  10. WordSpring

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. lacouvee
  2. Auryanna
  3. wxVICTORIA
  4. GoddessCee
  5. shuttersclick
  6. yukarip
  7. howlabit
  8. jasonwhyte
  9. TheQdotFM
  10. the_moggest

Here are the top ten most active local users using #yyj:

  1. lacouvee
  2. usedvicalerts
  3. VicFilmFestival
  4. TheQdotFM
  5. mattdcpga
  6. robgreentweets
  7. GriffinGallery_
  8. cwcdvan
  9. Ahkonsu
  10. shuttersclick

Final Thoughts

First of all, thank you very much to Janis La Couvée for prompting me to put this together, and for helping out with the data. Follow Janice for all things Victoria on Twitter, and also check out @victoriatweetup, @smcvictoria, and Twestival Victoria.

I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of the data, but when going through the stats I was struck by how similar the results are to Edmonton in January of last year. Maybe Victoria is poised for lots of Twitter growth! I’ll continue tracking (and improving my tracking).

3 thoughts on “State of the Victoria Twittersphere – January 2010

  1. Mack, thanks so very much for your willingness to produce this state of the Victoria Twittersphere.

    I agree with you that Victoria is poised for significant Twitter growth. I’ve only been on Twitter since April 2009 when #yyj was just starting as a meme, and few professionals and businesses were represented.

    It’s been wonderful to see the community grow, come together and begin to differentiate too.

    Edmonton #yeg and Vancouver #yvr continue to be significant influences for us in our use of social media.

    Thanks again.

  2. Hi Mack,
    I just tripped over the RT about this post. I feel proud to be part of the #yyj Twitterverse too. Mostly because I see so many great people promoting and sharing with one another. And yes, kudos to Janis @lacouvee for her HUGE and tireless contributions to the #yyj hashtag.

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