State of the Victoria Twittersphere – March 2010

Welcome to the third State of the Victoria Twittersphere, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Victoria, BC. 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: 2466 (an increase of 707 over February)
# of tweets by local users: 81649
# of tweets by local users containing #yyj: 7476 (9.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 23855 (29.2%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 27881 (34.1%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 6301 (7.7%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 3042 (3.7%)

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 56% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 1.8 tweets per minute in March (compared with 1.5 tweets per minute in February).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was March 4 at 4438. On average, 2634 local tweets were posted each day (compared with 2150 in February).
  • Of the 23855 replies posted by local users this month, 7043 or 29.5% were to other local users.
  • A total of 388 users posted 50 times or more in March. In comparison, 227 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. cpudan
  2. SynthGear
  3. cybercourt
  4. goodnewstouse
  5. RealEstate_Site
  6. WDCB
  7. gvoakes
  8. OasisProperties
  9. AndrewHolenchuk
  10. marisa_herrera

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. lacouvee
  2. Auryanna
  3. wxVICTORIA
  4. yukarip
  5. Kent_Basky
  6. TheQdotFM
  7. the_moggest
  8. alliequaife
  9. dorkflower
  10. FrogstarWorldB

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

  1. lacouvee
  2. yyjtwestival
  3. usedvicalerts
  4. TheRobGreen
  5. danpollock
  6. the_moggest
  7. TheQdotFM
  8. yukarip
  9. meetupvictoria
  10. Ahkonsu

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. lacouvee
  2. FrogstarWorldB
  3. nopicnic
  4. YukariP
  5. jwalsh
  6. the_moggest
  7. dotsam
  8. iceinmamilk
  9. Rod_Phillips
  10. unclespeedo

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). I’m still impressed by the relatively high percentage (relative to other cities) of tagged tweets in Victoria!

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