State of the Calgary Twittersphere – July 2010

Welcome to the seventh 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 July 2010:

# of local users: 10501 (a decrease of 125 from June)
# of tweets by local users: 501941
# of tweets by local users containing #yyc: 22956 (4.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 153421 (30.6%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 148567 (29.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 21291 (4.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 16440 (3.3%)

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 50% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 11.3 tweets per minute in July (compared to 11.7 tweets per minute in June).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was July 30 at 19863. On average, 16821 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 16821 in June).
  • Of the 153421 replies posted by local users this month, 47364 or 30.9% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1960 users posted 50 times or more in July. In comparison, 1587 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. douglasi
  2. calgrasley
  3. izzynobre
  4. NatbyNature
  5. SteveMesler
  6. WestJet
  7. MarkIsMusing
  8. ahhhgolf
  9. StaceZimmerman
  10. PLRNetMarketing

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most active local users (not including bots):

  1. izzynobre
  2. buckshot_yyc
  3. PLRNetMarketing
  4. VaughanBuilders
  5. Kristinnuendo
  6. Victorrious
  7. calgaryplumbers
  8. CarlaYoung
  9. that_angela
  10. Missitalyxox

Here are the top ten most active local users using #yyc (not including bots):

  1. lonnietaylor
  2. ThankASoldier
  3. Hughes4MayorYYC
  4. C_DIG
  5. Reactive_Candy
  6. harperonside
  7. nenshi
  8. petrodude73
  9. QR77football
  10. MsJodyM

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. that_angela
  2. Kristinnuendo
  3. dantric
  4. nicolesaxton
  5. danellew
  6. yogicrystal
  7. Acdngirl
  8. Darren_Krause
  9. lonnietaylor
  10. twowheelgeek

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

  1. calgaryherald
  2. calgarystampede
  3. cityofcalgary
  4. CBCCalgary
  5. ChinookCentre
  6. nenshi
  7. 660News
  8. YYCLostPet
  9. AvenueMagazine
  10. that_angela

Final Thoughts

A small decrease in users in July, maybe because everyone was outside doing things! No surprise that the Calgary Stampede was among the most retweeted for the month. Chinook Centre celebrated its 50th birthday on August 1, and made a big push for followers during the month of July which likely explains why it was retweeted so much. With the Calgary election heating up, it’s interesting to see that mayoral candidate Naheed Nenshi was the 6th most retweeted user. I wonder if we’ll see more election-related stats as October 18 draws near.

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