State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – January 2010

Welcome to the first State of the Edmonton Twittersphere of 2010, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Edmonton, AB. You can see last month’s stats here.

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

For January 2010:

# of local users: 5841 (an increase of 324 from December)
# of tweets by local users: 328227
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 20865 (6.4%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 114740 (35.0%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 81789 (24.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 23633 (7.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 18077 (5.5%)

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 51% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 7.4 tweets per minute in January (compared to 6.7 tweets per minute in December).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was January 27 at 13518. On average, 10588 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 9568 in December).
  • Of the 114740 replies posted by local users this month, 41713 or 36.4% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1236 users posted 50 times or more in January. In comparison, 854 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. revtrev
  2. Pat_Lorna
  3. wearestereos
  4. LesM
  5. dancinginlife
  6. DrBarryLycka
  7. dragonage
  8. NHL_Oilers
  9. DarleneV
  10. subunit1

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

  1. DaBaby
  2. revtrev
  3. dragonage
  4. redneckmommy
  5. NHL_Oilers
  6. paradepro
  7. dancinginlife
  8. Pat_Lorna
  9. gsiemens
  10. wearestereos

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. EdmontonBizcaf
  2. Gen22
  3. etownmelly
  4. PsychicJay
  5. rootnl2k
  6. GeneralTekno
  7. Lois_Taylor
  8. trinamlee
  9. steenyweeny
  10. Sajeder

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

  1. WeatherEdmonton
  2. edmontonjournal
  3. DebraWard
  4. iNews880
  5. cbcedmonton
  6. yegtraffic
  7. Tamara_Stecyk
  8. livingsanctuary
  9. ZoomJer
  10. BrentWelch

Final Thoughts

Slight increase in the number of active users this month, which basically brings us back to where we were in November. Quite a significant increase in the number of tweets posted this month too – we even broke 13,000 per day!

Edmonton continues to have the most tagged tweets and the most conversations (replies to one another). We’ve had a bunch of tweetups lately too. We really do have an amazing community in Edmonton!

I’m going to do a separate post on Olympics tweets, because I think there is some really interesting data there. Edmontonians posted a lot during the opening cemeronies!

7 thoughts on “State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – January 2010

  1. I was just going to mention that the February stats are going to be skewed by all our Olympic opening ceremonies tweeting!

    Also, really interesting to compare this to the Winnipeg stats you just rounded up, especially when it comes to identifying local tweets (#yeg) and connecting both online and offline.

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