State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – March 2010

Welcome to the third 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 March 2010:

# of local users: 8095 (an increase of 1624 from February)
# of tweets by local users: 416919
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 27538 (6.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 144491 (34.7%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 105599 (25.3%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 20345 (4.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 14367 (3.4%)

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 over 52% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 9.3 tweets per minute in March (compared to 8.3 tweets per minute in February).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was March 26 at 15986. On average, 13449 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 11933 in February).
  • Of the 144491 replies posted by local users this month, 47407 or 32.8% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1573 users posted 50 times or more in March. In comparison, 1296 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. workwithdale
  2. Gen22
  3. etownmelly
  4. EdmontonBizcaf
  5. rootnl2k
  6. CommonSenseSoc
  7. PsychicJay
  8. GeneralTekno
  9. EdmontonCP
  10. ZoomJer

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

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. WeatherEdmonton
  3. DebraWard
  4. EdmCa
  5. iNews880
  6. livingsanctuary
  7. cbcedmonton
  8. BrentWelch
  9. ctvedmonton
  10. gjmventures

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. ZoomJer
  2. grempel
  3. britl
  4. CommonSenseSoc
  5. GuitarKat
  6. DebraWard
  7. bingofuel
  8. Cokebear17
  9. Sirthinks
  10. Wildsau

Final Thoughts

First off, apologies for the late stats this month. I think the increased numbers in March reflect three more days in the month than we had in February, but also some steady growth (and perhaps some modifications I made to my code). More than 10,000 tweets were posted each day in March.

5 thoughts on “State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – March 2010

  1. Thanks for once again putting together these helpful stats, Mack.

    1624 seems like a pretty big jump in twitter users. What do you think caused this influx of new tweeters?

  2. Good question Dave. I think the main cause is because of changes I made on my end. I was a little too aggressive in filtering out users/tweets in February, so the large jump this month sort of reflects a correction.

    That said, there have also been a number of changes made on Twitter’s end. Since most of my data comes from Twitter Search, it’s affected when they tweak filtering (which they do).

    If I use the more aggressive filtering that I did in February, the number is more like 7400 instead of 8000. I think the 8000 is more accurate though, which is why I went with it here.

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