State of the Victoria Twittersphere – April 2010

Welcome to the fourth 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 April 2010:

# of local users: 2755 (an increase of 289 over March)
# of tweets by local users: 112561
# of tweets by local users containing #yyj: 8561 (7.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 35218 (31.3%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 36733 (32.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 8783 (7.8%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 3645 (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 52% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 2.6 tweets per minute in April (compared with 1.8 tweets per minute in March).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was April 19 at 5740. On average, 3752 local tweets were posted each day (compared with 2634 in March).
  • Of the 35218 replies posted by local users this month, 11865 or 33.7% were to other local users.
  • A total of 526 users posted 50 times or more in March. In comparison, 241 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. tpholmes
  9. DanielMJBarton
  10. AndrewHolenchuk

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. auryanna
  2. lacouvee
  3. yukarip
  4. MiteeeMike
  5. TheQdotFM
  6. bluehairedblond
  7. FrogstarWorldB
  8. Rod_Phillips
  9. dorkflower
  10. dotsam

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

  1. lacouvee
  2. yukarip
  3. Delivery_Club
  4. VIOutdoorExpo
  5. TheQdotFM
  6. fransjonker
  7. 5252motorsports
  8. meetupvictoria
  9. Ahkonsu
  10. AwesomeMommies

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. YukariP
  2. dotsam
  3. bluehairedblond
  4. lacouvee
  5. nopicnic
  6. jwalsh
  7. Rod_Phillips
  8. FrogstarWorldB
  9. howlabit
  10. ToriKlassen

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

  1. lacouvee
  2. TheQdotFM
  3. Rod_Phillips
  4. timescolonist
  5. lifeasahuman
  6. VIOutdoorExpo
  7. MossStMarket
  8. volvicbc
  9. FootButterGuy
  10. WharfsideDeals

Final Thoughts

I did some additional work on my algorithm for identifying local users, which accounts for the smaller increase in the number of users from last month. 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.

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 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 Victoria Twittersphere – January 2010

Welcome to the first State of the Victoria Twittersphere, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Victoria, BC.

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

For January 2010:

# of local users: 1246
# of tweets by local users: 48817
# of tweets by local users containing #yyj: 5826 (11.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 15655 (32.0%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 15152 (31.0%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 4594 (9.4%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 2086 (4.3%)

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 under 54% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 1.1 tweets per minute in January.
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was January 22 at 2108. On average, 1575 local tweets were posted each day.
  • Of the 15655 replies posted by local users this month, 4706 or 30.0% were to other local users.
  • A total of 207 users posted 50 times or more in January. In comparison, 60 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. cybercourt
  2. WDCB
  3. gvoakes
  4. OasisProperties
  5. marisa_herrera
  6. robgreentweets
  7. BCLobbyist
  8. awilkinson
  9. mhegge
  10. BelkinB

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. lacouvee
  2. Auryanna
  3. wxVICTORIA
  4. GoddessCee
  5. shuttersclick
  6. yukarip
  7. howlabit
  8. jasonwhyte
  9. TheQdotFM
  10. the_moggest

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

  1. lacouvee
  2. usedvicalerts
  3. VicFilmFestival
  4. TheQdotFM
  5. mattdcpga
  6. robgreentweets
  7. GriffinGallery_
  8. cwcdvan
  9. Ahkonsu
  10. shuttersclick

Final Thoughts

First of all, thank you very much to Janis La Couvée for prompting me to put this together, and for helping out with the data. Follow Janice for all things Victoria on Twitter, and also check out @victoriatweetup, @smcvictoria, and Twestival Victoria.

I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of the data, but when going through the stats I was struck by how similar the results are to Edmonton in January of last year. Maybe Victoria is poised for lots of Twitter growth! I’ll continue tracking (and improving my tracking).