State of the Winnipeg Twittersphere – February & March 2010

Welcome to the second & third State of the Winnipeg Twittersphere, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Winnipeg, MB. You can see January’s stats here. Since I completely missed posting the February stats last month, I have included some of them with the March stats.

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

For March 2010:

# of local users: 4972
# of tweets by local users: 249553
# of tweets by local users containing #winnipeg/#ywg/#wpg: 1918 (0.8%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 85563 (34.3%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 61451 (24.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 10486 (4.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 6421 (2.6%)

Here are the numbers above in graphic form (combined with February’s numbers):

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

Some other interesting stats for the month:

  • Just under 47% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 5.6 tweets per minute in March, compared with 5.1 in February.
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was March 30 at 9226. On average, 8051 local tweets were posted each day, compared with 7397 in February.
  • Of the 85563 replies posted by local users this month, 17616 or 20.6% were to other local users.
  • A total of 973 users posted 50 times or more in January. In comparison, 799 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. 333AutismNews
  2. ColemanMichael
  3. JasonFrovich
  4. crackberrykevin
  5. BieberMommy
  6. canadianmetal
  7. PetLvr
  8. Dr_BobsEmporium
  9. WinnipegMetal
  10. WayneHurlbert

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

  1. 333AutismNews
  2. soulpoetrysite
  3. BieberMommy
  4. BieberIsABabe
  5. Petiethecat
  6. davidzinger
  7. lyndseo
  8. theweakerthans
  9. neuroaster
  10. JBieberzWiife

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. herselfwpg
  2. JKnDEWsCareBear
  3. heartinthenight
  4. BieberIsABabe
  5. xoalyssabates
  6. carl65ca
  7. fpbowen
  8. DDubsDiscoBall
  9. April_miss
  10. alyssapinski

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. ianmcc
  2. SnowBear
  3. April_miss
  4. sanchez_xo
  5. AceBurpeeShow
  6. jimtoddphoto
  7. JKnDEWsCareBear
  8. ChrisDca
  9. kaisaris
  10. RacialOverTones

Final Thoughts

I included three hashtags in the tagged stat this month – #winnipeg (the most common), #ywg, and #wpg. Even with all three, less than 1% of all local tweets posted were tagged! Compare that to Victoria, where over 9% of all local tweets posted were tagged.

You can see that February 28 was a record day for the number of tweets, as it was in all other Canadian cities, thanks to the gold medal hockey game and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.

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