State of the Calgary Twittersphere – March 2010

Welcome to the third 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 March 2010:

# of local users: 9914 (an increase of 1724 from February)
# of tweets by local users: 473003
# of tweets by local users containing #yyc: 16273 (3.4%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 143512 (30.3%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 145927 (30.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 24607 (5.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 15013 (3.2%)

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 49% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 10.6 tweets per minute in February (compared to 9.7 tweets per minute in February).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was March 25 at 17829. On average, 15259 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 13937 in February).
  • Of the 143512 replies posted by local users this month, 39809 or 27.7% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1732 users posted 50 times or more in January. In comparison, 1606 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. izzynobre
  2. nscafe
  3. arizonaa
  4. ProtruckR
  5. MarketingHits
  6. a_picazo
  7. CarlaYoung
  8. CalgaryBizcaf
  9. that_angela
  10. alex_ruiz

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

  1. WeatherCalgary
  2. CgyCa
  3. C_DIG
  4. nscafe
  5. mtroyaltransit
  6. jcpollock
  7. lonnietaylor
  8. that_angela
  9. donnamct
  10. walkerjill

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. that_angela
  2. nscafe
  3. alex_ruiz
  4. C_DIG
  5. Ubermoogle
  6. danellew
  7. Eves1
  8. gotkube
  9. Kristinnuendo
  10. JohnCornegge

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 11,000 tweets were posted each day in March.

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!

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.

Edmonton Neighbourhood Census Data

For a long time I’ve wanted to get the City of Edmonton’s neighbourhood census data in CSV format (or really any usable format other than PDF). Recently, with the help of Laura (and Sandra) at the City’s Election & Census Services department, who I met at the Open City Workshop, I finally got it. And now you can have it too!

Download the Edmonton Neighbourhood Census Data in CSV

I’ve also emailed this to the City’s open data team, so hopefully they can get it in the data catalogue soon.

Visualizing the Data

Why is having the census data in a format like CSV useful? Well for one thing, it enables creatives to do stuff with that data through code or other tools. For instance, I was able to generate a heat map for the City of Edmonton:

The darker sections are more heavily populated, the lighter yellow regions are less populated.

Not all neighbourhoods are reflected, as the City does not release details for neighbourhoods with a population between 1 and 49. Here are some other things we can learn from the data set:

  • Total population in the data set is 777,811, which means there are 4628 individuals unaccounted for (total for 2009 was 782,439).
  • The average neighbourhood population is 2424, or 3039 if you exclude neighbourhoods with a reported population of 0.
  • The median neighbourhood population is 2216.
  • Oliver and Downtown are the only two neighbourhoods with a population greater than 10,000.
  • More dwellings are owned (192,171) than rented (121,953).

ShareEdmonton

Another reason having this data in CSV is useful is because app developers can more easily integrate it into the things they are building. For example, all the census data is now available at ShareEdmonton! So when you view a neighbourhood, you’ll see the census data on the right side (see Alberta Avenue for example). You can also browse neighbourhoods by population. I’ve also fixed the neighbourhood search, so it works better now.

This is just the first of a few neighbourhood-related updates this month, so stay tuned for more!

Apps4Edmonton

Yesterday the City released more information on the Apps4Edmonton competition. The first phase, from now until May, is “accepting community ideas”. Basically they want you to tell them what data you want. Aside from the obvious “we don’t know what we don’t know” problem, I think the community has done a pretty good job of defining desired data sets already.

They City had a great start in January with the launch of the data catalogue, but we need more data. Especially data like the census data, which myself and many others have been asking for since the day the PDFs were released. There are clearly some internal issues that need to be worked out if I was able to acquire this before the open data team was. I hope they get everything resolved for the competition, because it’ll be a pretty boring one if we still only have twelve data sets (New York and other cities had dozens, maybe even hundreds, before their competitions).

That said, I know there are passionate, smart people working on it. Email opendata@edmonton.ca if you have data set requests or want to get involved in Apps4Edmonton.

How much traffic do the Edmonton Journal and iNews880 get from Twitter?

Depending on who you talk to, Twitter is either killing news media or saving it. A recent analysis by Hitwise found that less than 0.2% of people who use Twitter wind up going to news and media sites (thanks to Karen for the link). Their analysis looks at Twitter as a whole though, and I’m not sure how well it accounts for local news sites. I believe very strongly that social media has the greatest impact at the local level (more on this in a future post). Given that, I have long wondered how Twitter has impacted local news media here in Edmonton. Last night, I finally did some analysis. I decided to explore how much traffic the Edmonton Journal and iNews880, Edmonton’s two top tweeting media outlets, received from Twitter last year.

@EdmontonJournal

First up, the Edmonton Journal. They’ve been tweeting news articles since at least January 2009, so I had lots of data to play with. They used tweetburner to shorten links until September when they switched to bit.ly. Using the APIs available from those services, I added up all the click stats for all the links posted by The Journal. Here’s what I found:

Lots of variation, as you can see. Some of that is down to the use of two services, some of it is because of the number of Twitter users. There are probably dozens of other factors too.

For the period January 30 through December 31:

  • A total of 153,968 clicks were recorded on 4737 links.
  • That’s an average of 33 clicks per link, and an average of 15 links per day.
  • According to the stats on the bit.ly links, 95.4% of clicks come from the Edmonton Journal’s hash*.
  • The link with the most clicks (700) was this one, on May 26. It doesn’t work, because annoyingly The Journal doesn’t display old articles for some reason, but it appears it was about Edmonton’s Poet Laureate Roland Pemberton.
  • The day with the most clicks, September 14, doesn’t appear to be special…just lots of clicks that day for some reason (any ideas?).

@iNews880

Next up, iNews880, one of the first local media organizations to join Twitter. They used tinyurl.com until July, when Twitter switched the default to bit.ly, so unfortunately I only have data for the latter half of the year:

For the period July 14 through December 31:

  • A total of 90,500 clicks were recorded on 3811 links.
  • That’s an average of 24 clicks per link, and an average of 22 links per day.
  • According to the stats on the bit.ly links, 93.8% of clicks come from iNews880’s hash*.
  • The link with the most clicks (1933) was this one, on August 2 (that’s the huge spike in the graph above). The link goes to the report on the Big Valley Jamboree stage collapse, and it was popular because it included before and after photos.

Edmonton Journal vs. iNews880

I wanted to do a quick comparison, so I chose the period September 17 through December 31, because both sites used bit.ly for links during that time. Here’s what it looks like:

During that time:

  • The Edmonton Journal posted 2369 links (23 per day) and iNews880 posted 2261 links (22 per day).
  • A total of 79,519 clicks were recorded on Edmonton Journal links (an average of 751 per day or 34 per link).
  • A total of 53,815 clicks were recorded on iNews880 links (an average of 508 per day or 24 per link).

Thoughts

That’s a lot of clicks! Clearly Twitter and other social networking sites (where most shortlinks are posted) are having an impact. But how much? According to the latest report by the Newspaper Audience Databank (NADbank), weekly online readership at EdmontonJournal.com increased by 35% last year to 115,900 from 85,800 in 2008. That’s an increase of 30,100 readers per week. According to the click stats above, The Journal received 3208 clicks per week in 2009. So what does that mean?

Roughly 10.7% of the Edmonton Journal’s online readership increase in 2009 came as a result of posting links to Twitter.

And if I had to guess, I’d say my analysis probably underestimates things. Apparently the NADbank data is based on surveys, so I’m not sure how accurate it is, but it’s probably within acceptable margins of error. I’m also not sure what exactly a “reader” is – a page view, a visit, etc.

Caveats

I’ve tried to be as accurate as possible, but I can’t make any guarantees!

  • All the click stats are current as of last night.
  • I’m suggesting that all the clicks come via Twitter, when that’s probably not entirely true. Links get passed around, displayed on websites, etc. But the shortlinks do originate at Twitter.
  • It’s possible that The Journal or iNews880 posted a link to somewhere other than their own sites, but uncommon. I did remove one link from the iNews880 dataset, because it pointed to an Environment Canada site (it was obvious, lots of total clicks as others have linked there too). For the rest, I’m making the assumption that the links point to the news sites.
  • I don’t know how reliable the stats from bit.ly and tweetburner are. I suspect they are quite a bit different than server logs or Google Analytics metrics.
  • I would assume that both services tweaked the way stats are calculated throughout the year, so 15 clicks on a bit.ly link in May is probably different than 15 clicks on a bit.ly link in December.

* – When you shorten a link using bit.ly, you get a unique hash. If I shorten the same link, I get a different hash. The stats are recorded and made available individually and in aggregate, however.

State of the Ottawa Twittersphere – February 2010

Welcome to the second State of the Ottawa Twittersphere, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Ottawa, ON. You can see last month’s stats here.

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

For February 2010:

# of local users: 9366 (an increase of 804 from January)
# of tweets by local users: 452190
# of tweets by local users containing #ottawa/#yow: 2719 (0.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 161654 (35.7%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 109478 (24.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 25947 (5.7%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 13205 (2.9%)

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 50% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 11.2 tweets per minute in February (compared to 9.6 tweets per minute in January).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was February 28 at 23063. On average, 16150 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 13750 in January).
  • Of the 161654 replies posted by local users this month, 45323 or 28.0% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1732 users posted 50 times or more in January. In comparison, 1461 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. pmharper
  2. campbed
  3. billbateswins
  4. Jason_OToole
  5. ErinBlaskie
  6. BlackBerryCool
  7. snookca
  8. knealemann
  9. phdinparenting
  10. MattMossop

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

  1. CloutMarketing
  2. egs
  3. michaelgeist
  4. NHL_Sens
  5. knealemann
  6. OttawaCitizen
  7. stephen_taylor
  8. kady
  9. justinmenard
  10. iancapstick

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. whoreformusic
  2. CRAcorruption
  3. wickedcanadagal
  4. bitofmomsense
  5. michelleinglis
  6. kellidaisy
  7. ice89
  8. melissa_allstar
  9. davidpcurrie
  10. OttawaCitizen

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. all_caps
  2. gordbot
  3. bitofmomsense
  4. snobiwan
  5. kellidaisy
  6. refashionista
  7. JenButson
  8. fleur_de_lotus
  9. CandaceDx
  10. zchamu

Final Thoughts

As with the other Canadian cities, the busiest day in February in Ottawa was the 28th due to the gold medal hockey game. The second busiest was the 12th, the day of the opening ceremonies for the Olympics. The growth in the Ottawa twittersphere this month is similar to that of Calgary. Still a severe lack of tagged tweets though!

State of the Calgary Twittersphere – February 2010

Welcome to the second 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 February 2010:

# of local users: 8190 (an increase of 819 from January)
# of tweets by local users: 390224
# of tweets by local users containing #yyc: 11486 (2.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 116346 (29.8%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 112937 (28.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 20679 (5.3%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 13422 (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 48% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 9.7 tweets per minute in February (compared to 7.9 tweets per minute in January).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was February 28 at 21292. On average, 13937 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 11334 in January).
  • Of the 116346 replies posted by local users this month, 31507 or 27.1% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1434 users posted 50 times or more in January. In comparison, 1319 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. douglasi
  2. MarkIsMusing
  3. OksanaIrwin
  4. CrazyMechanic
  5. CassieSTROM
  6. TOMIMWizard
  7. VeronicaHay
  8. StevenDownward
  9. LeeCoates
  10. WestJet

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

  1. douglasi
  2. VeerUpdate
  3. jwatson68
  4. WestJet
  5. NHLFlames
  6. NatbyNature
  7. izzynobre
  8. uppercasemag
  9. CarlaYoung
  10. strategicsense

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. ProtruckR
  2. izzynobre
  3. CalgaryBizcaf
  4. arizonaa
  5. nscafe
  6. that_angela
  7. a_picazo
  8. MarketingHits
  9. alex_ruiz
  10. VaughanBuilders

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

  1. WeatherCalgary
  2. CgyCa
  3. harperonside
  4. calgaryherald
  5. a_picazo
  6. paulinate
  7. lonnietaylor
  8. C_DIG
  9. jcpollock
  10. CalgaryNetworks

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. that_angela
  2. alex_ruiz
  3. nscafe
  4. C_DIG
  5. alexflint
  6. gotkube
  7. carmenincalgary
  8. lonnietaylor
  9. craftygirljen
  10. Darren_Krause

Final Thoughts

As with Edmonton and Victoria, the busiest day of the month was February 28 at 21292 tweets thanks to the gold medal hockey game. Calgary actually broke the 20000 mark twice this month – the other day was February 12, the day the opening ceremonies took place. It was a pretty impressive month for stats, especially given that it was three days shorter than normal!

State of the Victoria Twittersphere – February 2010

Welcome to the second 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 February 2010:

# of local users: 1759 (an increase of 513 over January)
# of tweets by local users: 60185
# of tweets by local users containing #yyj: 6493 (10.8%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 17277 (28.7%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 19753 (32.8%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 5013 (8.3%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 2339 (3.9%)

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 1.5 tweets per minute in February (compared with 1.1 tweets per minute in January).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was February 28 at 3408. On average, 2150 local tweets were posted each day (compared with 1575 in January).
  • Of the 17277 replies posted by local users this month, 5385 or 31.2% were to other local users.
  • A total of 270 users posted 50 times or more in February. In comparison, 107 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. cpudan
  2. cybercourt
  3. SynthGear
  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. VicConcierge
  7. doggybytes
  8. timescolonist
  9. willw
  10. cybercourt

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. lacouvee
  2. Auryanna
  3. yukarip
  4. wxVICTORIA
  5. ABCsalad
  6. the_moggest
  7. Rod_Phillips
  8. Ahkonsu
  9. toots11
  10. TheQdotFM

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

  1. lacouvee
  2. usedvicalerts
  3. AmbrosiaCentre
  4. cwcdvan
  5. Ahkonsu
  6. the_moggest
  7. mattdcpga
  8. Rod_Phillips
  9. FootButterGuy
  10. yukarip

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. lacouvee
  2. Rod_Phillips
  3. yukarip
  4. the_moggest
  5. FrogstarWorldB
  6. FootButterGuy
  7. dotsam
  8. toots11
  9. nopicnic
  10. jodie_nodes

Final Thoughts

A nice increase in numbers over January! Like Edmonton, the busiest day of the month was February 28, when Canada won Olympic gold in the mens hockey game. We’ll have to see if the bump carries over into March.

State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – February 2010

Welcome to the second 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 February 2010:

# of local users: 6471 (an increase of 630 from January)
# of tweets by local users: 334127
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 20438 (6.1%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 117188 (35.1%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 73834 (22.1%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 16658 (5.0%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 12397 (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 51% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 8.3 tweets per minute in February (compared to 7.4 tweets per minute in January).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was February 28 at 19372. On average, 11933 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 10588 in January).
  • Of the 117188 replies posted by local users this month, 37648 or 32.1% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1256 users posted 50 times or more in January. In comparison, 970 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. DrBarryLycka
  9. NHL_Oilers
  10. DarleneV

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. Gen22
  2. EdmontonBizcaf
  3. rootnl2k
  4. PsychicJay
  5. etownmelly
  6. jaeseo_park
  7. steenyweeny
  8. trinamlee
  9. EdmontonCP
  10. CommonSenseSoc

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

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

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. ZoomJer
  2. grempel
  3. britl
  4. akomuzikera
  5. Sajeder
  6. CommonSenseSoc
  7. Sirthinks
  8. lyndasteele
  9. GuitarKat
  10. Tamara_Stecyk

Final Thoughts

A relatively big increase in the number of active users this month! I’m not 100% sure what the cause was, but I suspect it was the Olympics. The two busiest days this month were February 12 with 17281 tweets posted and February 28 with 19372 tweets posted – the opening ceremonies, and the hockey game & closing ceremonies, respectively. I’m planning to analyze those tweets further (when I have some time).

More stats on the way soon!

Edmonton Tweets during the Men’s Gold Medal Hockey Game

I’m sure you’ve seen by now the chart that EPCOR released showing water consumption in Edmonton during the men’s gold medal hockey game on February 28th. It’s pretty amazing how closely the data matches the end of the periods! I’m sure the game had an impact on many other parts of our lives as well. For instance, tweeting!

Here’s how much Edmontonians were tweeting during the game:

I’ve also stuck February 21 and March 7 in there, so you can see the difference from normal. We posted 27 tweets per minute from noon until 6pm on game day. That’s about three times more than normal!

Here’s what we were tweeting about:

No surprise there! I’ll have more Twitter stats up soon.