State of the Calgary Twittersphere – April 2010

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

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

For April 2010:

# of local users: 10108 (an increase of 194 from March)
# of tweets by local users: 499825
# of tweets by local users containing #yyc: 18291 (3.7%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 148981 (29.8%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 147895 (29.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 27169 (5.4%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 16932 (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 under 49% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 11.6 tweets per minute in April (compared to 10.6 tweets per minute in March).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was April 28 at 20061. On average, 16661 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 15259 in March).
  • Of the 148981 replies posted by local users this month, 41125 or 27.6% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1883 users posted 50 times or more in April. In comparison, 1502 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. douglasi
  2. calgrasley
  3. MarkIsMusing
  4. NatbyNature
  5. ahhhgolf
  6. CassieSTROM
  7. WestJet
  8. VeronicaHay
  9. TOMIMWizard
  10. twitty7x

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

  1. douglasi
  2. NatbyNature
  3. VeerUpdate
  4. WestJet
  5. NHLFlames
  6. accruing
  7. CarlaYoung
  8. ProtruckR
  9. uppercasemag
  10. izzynobre

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. ProtruckR
  2. arizonaa
  3. CalgaryBizcaf
  4. izzynobre
  5. Mariia19
  6. MarketingHits
  7. smoothjazznow
  8. nscafe
  9. VaughanBuilders
  10. zampieridiogo

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

  1. WeatherCalgary
  2. CgyCa
  3. CalgaryBeacon
  4. C_DIG
  5. mtroyaltransit
  6. lonnietaylor
  7. walkerjill
  8. LisaOstrikoff
  9. Calgary_News
  10. Hughes4MayorYYC

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. that_angela
  2. nscafe
  3. alex_ruiz
  4. C_DIG
  5. WESTcalgary
  6. Kristinnuendo
  7. nicolesaxton
  8. gotkube
  9. twowheelgeek
  10. Darren_Krause

Here are the top ten most retweeted local users (by other local users):

  1. WESTcalgary
  2. cbccalgary
  3. calgaryherald
  4. CTVCalgary
  5. cityofcalgary
  6. NHLFlames
  7. CatchCalgary
  8. alex_ruiz
  9. YYCLostPet
  10. AvenueMagazine

Final Thoughts

Calgary crossed the 10,000 active user mark this month! And came tantalizingly close to breaking the 500,000 tweets per month mark too. User growth was smaller than the month before, at least partially due to improvements I made in my algorithm for identifying local users.

I think the “most retweeted” list is useful for measuring influence, though it alone doesn’t tell the whole story. Just to clarify, the most retweeted list only accounts for standard-style retweets (those using Twitter’s retweet feature or those starting with RT @) made by other local users. I hope to improve this over time.

3 thoughts on “State of the Calgary Twittersphere – April 2010

  1. Thanks for compiling this list! Gr8 job.

    WESTcalgary was most retweeted, but does not reflect influence. They ran a savvy marketing campaign and had their grand opening. I think with @ #8 alex_ruiz that influence may apply. The RT’s are not influence as per that list, reflects mostly ppl sharing what they consider to be important info.

    The stats are gr8 to gauge activity. Being in the “room” allows ppl to see the nuances. The most active person in the room could be the waiter, does that make them the most influential?

  2. Also, in 1 category, 3 of the top 5 are bots. Would be good to determine which are autoGenerated based bots vs trusted human source.Cool to see some of the HUmans giving the comps a run for their bytes.

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