State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – September 2010

Welcome to the ninth State of the Edmonton Twittersphere for 2010, my look at the intersection of Twitter and Edmonton, AB. You can see the stats for August here.

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

For September 2010:

# of local users: 9188 (an increase of 700 from August)
# of tweets by local users: 503471
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 39862 (7.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 178519 (35.5%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 131229 (26.1%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 34503 (6.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 16028 (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 under 51% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 11.7 tweets per minute in September (compared to 10.8 tweets per minute in August).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was September 23 at 21096. On average, 16783 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 15536 in August).
  • Of the 178519 replies posted by local users this month, 69081 or 38.7% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1904 users posted 50 times or more in September. In comparison, 1233 users posted just once.

 

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

  1. rootnl2k
  2. Lekordable
  3. DWsBITCH
  4. DJPh03NiX
  5. SaySandra
  6. confessionality
  7. TRENCHBABE
  8. ZoomJer
  9. CommonSenseSoc
  10. Tucktovich

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

  1. Edmontonsun
  2. edmontonjournal
  3. Sirthinks
  4. iNews880
  5. ctvedmonton
  6. cbcedmonton
  7. DebraWard
  8. mastermaq
  9. BodyArchitects
  10. edmfilmfest

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. PoisonLolita
  2. ZoomJer
  3. confessionality
  4. SaySandra
  5. Wildsau
  6. CommonSenseSoc
  7. britl
  8. RockstarJodie
  9. KikkiPlanet
  10. Sirthinks

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

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. mastermaq
  3. TrafficEdmonton
  4. CityofEdmonton
  5. ctvedmonton
  6. dantencer
  7. NHL_Oilers
  8. bingofuel
  9. Paulatics
  10. iNews880

Final Thoughts

I’m not sure why there was a bit of a jump in users and in the number of tweets posted in September, except perhaps that people go from “summer” mode to “get down to business” mode. Interest in the upcoming election made have played a role as well.

As with the previous month, the number of retweets includes both new and old style, both with and without extra comments.

Slowly catching up on my stats – I should have the rest of 2010 up soon.

As always, keep in mind that the stats above rely upon users setting the location field of their profile to something like “Edmonton”. Users who leave that field blank or who put something like “Canada” are not reflected in the above stats. More Information.

DemoCamp Edmonton 13

Sick of hibernating inside because of all the snow and cold weather? Join us on Wednesday evening for Edmonton’s next DemoCamp – lucky number 13! If you’ve never been to DemoCamp before, it’s time to stop missing out. There is no better opportunity to connect with Edmonton’s technology and startup community. Here are the details:

Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Time: 6:30pm (and drinks/networking afterward)
Location: Telus Centre 150, University of Alberta (map)
Cost: Freesign up
See the event on ShareEdmonton or on Facebook.

The rules for DemoCamp are simple: ten minutes to demo real, working software, followed by a few minutes for questions. No slides allowed. You can read my recap of our last DemoCamp here (the archive of recaps is here).

If you can’t make it on Wednesday, follow along online using the #democampyeg hashtag. Stay tuned to Startup Edmonton for more technology and startup events.

See you Wednesday evening!

State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – August 2010

Welcome to the eighth 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 August 2010:

# of local users: 8488 (an increase of 261 from July)
# of tweets by local users: 481605
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 35965 (7.5%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 167831 (34.8%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 144532 (30.0%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 34282 (7.1%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 16012 (3.3%)

Here are the numbers above in graphic form:

Here are the top clients used by local users for posting updates – BlackBerry apps really dropped off this month for some reason:

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 10.8 tweets per minute in August (compared to 10.0 tweets per minute in July).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was August 26 at 18232. On average, 15536 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 14390 in July).
  • Of the 167831 replies posted by local users this month, 65767 or 39.2% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1727 users posted 50 times or more in August. In comparison, 1199 users posted just once.

 

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

  1. rootnl2k
  2. DWsBITCH
  3. Lekordable
  4. CommonSenseSoc
  5. MariahEBelle
  6. DJPh03NiX
  7. gcouros
  8. kristenloverton
  9. fraygulrock
  10. Sirthinks

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

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. Sirthinks
  3. iNews880
  4. ctvedmonton
  5. DebraWard
  6. cbcedmonton
  7. CommonSenseSoc
  8. lindork
  9. livingsanctuary
  10. mastermaq

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. PoisonLolita
  2. CommonSenseSoc
  3. ZoomJer
  4. Sirthinks
  5. Wildsau
  6. SaySandra
  7. britl
  8. DebraWard
  9. Rainyfool
  10. lindork

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

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. ctvedmonton
  3. mastermaq
  4. CityofEdmonton
  5. yegfoodbank
  6. cbcedmonton
  7. iNews880
  8. Paulatics
  9. britl
  10. EnvisionEdm

Final Thoughts

Better late than never right? It has been a long time since I’ve posted any Twitter stats! A vacation, the election, all kinds of stuff has kept me busy. I think the August stats represent the start of a big increase in election-related tweets. You can see a number of #ecca users in the lists above, and there were 580 tweets posted in August using the #yegvote hashtag.

For August, the number of retweets jumped quite a bit because of changes I made to my analysis code. Previously I only counted tweets that started with “RT @” or tweets that were new-style retweets (using the retweet button). This time, I counted retweets that contained additional text as well. It’s common for users to post a retweet like “LOL! RT @…” and now those are included. The number of retweets therefore jumped from 21528 (old way of calculating) to 34282 (new way of calculating).

Considering it was the end of summer, I’m a little surprised that the average number of tweets posted per day went up!

UPDATE: @burnstand pointed out that the day with the most tweets, August 26, was the day Lady Gaga was in town.

State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – July 2010

Welcome to the seventh 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 July 2010:

# of local users: 8227 (an increase of 49 from June)
# of tweets by local users: 446078
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 32290 (7.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 155793 (34.9%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 121874 (27.3%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 19864 (4.5%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 15646 (3.5%)

Here are the numbers above in graphic form:

Here are the top clients used by local users for posting updates – UberTwitter and Twitter for iPhone continue to duke it out.

Some other interesting stats for the month:

  • Just over 51% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 10.0 tweets per minute in July (compared to 9.8 tweets per minute in June).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was July 30 at 19129. On average, 14390 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 14068 in June).
  • Of the 155793 replies posted by local users this month, 61444 or 39.4% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1658 users posted 50 times or more in July. In comparison, 1164 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. revtrev
  2. Pat_Lorna
  3. randyfritz
  4. biofeed
  5. dancinginlife
  6. masseffect2
  7. dragonage
  8. subunit1
  9. NHL_Oilers
  10. MathieuBisson

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

  1. biofeed
  2. randyfritz
  3. revtrev
  4. masseffect2
  5. paradepro
  6. dragonage
  7. NHL_Oilers
  8. redneckmommy
  9. Pat_Lorna
  10. DaBaby

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

  1. rootnl2k
  2. Lekordable
  3. DWsBITCH
  4. donutsmile
  5. fraygulrock
  6. gcouros
  7. ummmwhatO_o
  8. frostedbetty
  9. SGT_ZamboniGuy
  10. angelzilla

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

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. ctvedmonton
  3. iNews880
  4. livingsanctuary
  5. DebraWard
  6. twitinbythepool
  7. joshclassen
  8. Sirthinks
  9. gjmventures
  10. cbcedmonton

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. ZoomJer
  2. angelzilla
  3. PoisonLolita
  4. frostedbetty
  5. britl
  6. joshclassen
  7. RockstarJodie
  8. bingofuel
  9. Wildsau
  10. LauraSem

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

  1. ctvedmonton
  2. edmontonjournal
  3. joshclassen
  4. mastermaq
  5. EnvisionEdm
  6. iNews880
  7. CityofEdmonton
  8. dantencer
  9. bingofuel
  10. TrafficEdmonton

Final Thoughts

Even though July is one of the busiest months of the year here in Edmonton, local Twitter users were still pretty active! Not many new accounts, but there was a noticeable jump in the number of updates posted. The busiest day of the month, July 30, was the last Friday of Capital EX and Taste of Edmonton, and was also the day the Eskimos snapped a four-game losing streak to win their first game of the regular season.

State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – June 2010

Welcome to the sixth 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 June 2010:

# of local users: 8178 (an increase of 127 from May)
# of tweets by local users: 422018
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 29861 (7.1%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 148809 (35.2%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 108225 (25.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 21092 (5.0%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 15355 (3.6%)

Here are the numbers above in graphic form:

Here are the top clients used by local users for posting updates – UberTwitter has been overtaken!

Some other interesting stats for the month:

  • Just over 51% of all local tweets were posted between 9 AM and 5 PM.
  • Local users posted roughly 9.8 tweets per minute in June (compared to 9.6 tweets per minute in May).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was June 25 at 17106. On average, 14068 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 13894 in May).
  • Of the 148809 replies posted by local users this month, 56284 or 37.8% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1631 users posted 50 times or more in June. In comparison, 1229 users posted just once.

 

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

  1. rootnl2k
  2. DWsBITCH
  3. fraygulrock
  4. Lekordable
  5. SGT_ZamboniGuy
  6. gcouros
  7. frostedbetty
  8. Hori_canada
  9. trinamlee
  10. angelzilla

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

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. iNews880
  3. ctvedmonton
  4. DebraWard
  5. livingsanctuary
  6. cbcedmonton
  7. capitalfm
  8. mastermaq
  9. joshclassen
  10. bingofuel

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. britl
  2. angelzilla
  3. ZoomJer
  4. frostedbetty
  5. mspixieriot
  6. SaySandra
  7. LauraSem
  8. bingofuel
  9. fraygulrock
  10. GuitarKat

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

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. bentrem
  3. ctvedmonton
  4. mastermaq
  5. dantencer
  6. cbcedmonton
  7. CityofEdmonton
  8. bingofuel
  9. joshclassen
  10. iNews880

Final Thoughts

First off, my apologies to those of you who have been waiting for a stats update! I’ll be getting caught up over the next week or two.

There was a slight increase in the number of users in June, and a slight decrease in the number of tweets posted. I think that decrease is due to two things: one less day than in May, and the large amount of downtime that Twitter experienced in June (it was their worst month since August 2009). I’ll have more on this in a future post, but June 20 was the second anniversary of the #yeg hashtag!

State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – May 2010

Welcome to the fifth 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 May 2010:

# of local users: 8051 (an increase of 378 from April)
# of tweets by local users: 430714
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 32901 (7.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 152459 (35.4%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 105836 (24.6%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 22356 (5.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 14753 (3.4%)

Here are the numbers above in graphic form:

Here are the top clients used by local users for posting updates – the official Twitter clients continue to grow in popularity:

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 9.6 tweets per minute in May (compared to 9.4 tweets per minute in April).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was May 28 at 16908. On average, 13894 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 13492 in April).
  • Of the 152459 replies posted by local users this month, 57401 or 37.7% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1640 users posted 50 times or more in March. In comparison, 1175 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. revtrev
  2. Pat_Lorna
  3. randyfritz
  4. biofeed
  5. dancinginlife
  6. masseffect2
  7. subunit1
  8. dragonage
  9. LesM
  10. todd_herman

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

  1. biofeed
  2. randyfritz
  3. revtrev
  4. masseffect2
  5. dragonage
  6. paradepro
  7. redneckmommy
  8. dancinginlife
  9. DaBaby
  10. NHL_Oilers

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. EdmontonBizcaf
  2. Lekordable
  3. rootnl2k
  4. SGT_ZamboniGuy
  5. etownmelly
  6. DWsBITCH
  7. GuitarKat
  8. frostedbetty
  9. meechelledeeiaz
  10. RECEdmonton

A couple of those are bots, so here are the next two:

  1. ZoomJer
  2. trinamlee

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

  1. WeatherEdmonton
  2. edmontonjournal
  3. yegsphere
  4. EdmCa
  5. iNews880
  6. Tamara_Stecyk
  7. ctvedmonton
  8. DebraWard
  9. ZoomJer
  10. oilersff

And because three of those are bots, here are the next three:

  1. cbcedmonton
  2. mastermaq
  3. CityofEdmonton

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. frostedbetty
  2. ZoomJer
  3. britl
  4. GuitarKat
  5. angelzilla
  6. adampatterson
  7. mspixieriot
  8. bingofuel
  9. foomanizer
  10. SaySandra

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

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. ctvedmonton
  3. bentrem
  4. mastermaq
  5. CityofEdmonton
  6. bingofuel
  7. iNews880
  8. ZoomJer
  9. CBCEdmonton
  10. Paulatics

Final Thoughts

We’re back over 8000 active users this month! We’re inching ever closer to 500,000 tweets per month as well. I suspect that the numbers won’t look as good for June given all of the downtime that Twitter has had recently. It’s interesting that three of the top ten active users using #yeg are bots. That’s the downside of a popular hashtag I guess. More on that next week!

State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – April 2010

Welcome to the fourth 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 April 2010:

# of local users: 7673 (a decrease of 422 from March)
# of tweets by local users: 404756
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 27352 (6.8%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 143618 (35.5%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 97891 (24.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 20058 (5.0%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 14270 (3.5%)

Here are the numbers above in graphic form:

Here are the top clients used by local users for posting updates – looks like Twitter for BlackBerry is rising quickly:

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 9.4 tweets per minute in April (compared to 9.3 tweets per minute in March).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was April 13 at 16015. On average, 13492 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 13449 in March).
  • Of the 143618 replies posted by local users this month, 49910 or 34.8% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1572 users posted 50 times or more in March. In comparison, 1075 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. Pat_Lorna
  2. revtrev
  3. randyfritz
  4. dancinginlife
  5. LesM
  6. dragonage
  7. DrBarryLycka
  8. NHL_Oilers
  9. patkSTEREOS
  10. redneckmommy

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. EdmontonBizcaf
  2. Lekordable
  3. rootnl2k
  4. etownmelly
  5. DWsBITCH
  6. Gen22
  7. frostedbetty
  8. CommonSenseSoc
  9. PsychicJay
  10. EdmontonCP

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

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

Here are the top ten most replied to local users:

  1. frostedbetty
  2. ZoomJer
  3. britl
  4. CommonSenseSoc
  5. angelzilla
  6. Jenaseegalet
  7. GuitarKat
  8. bingofuel
  9. adampatterson
  10. Wildsau

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

  1. edmontonjournal
  2. mastermaq
  3. ctvedmonton
  4. cbcedmonton
  5. CityofEdmonton
  6. BrentWelch
  7. dantencer
  8. bingofuel
  9. sonic1029
  10. iNews880

Final Thoughts

I did some additional work on my algorithm for identifying local users, which accounts for the drop in users from last month. I think it’s more accurate now. I think the “most retweeted” list is useful for measuring influence, though it alone doesn’t tell the whole story.

UPDATE: 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 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.

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!

State of the Edmonton Twittersphere – January 2010

Welcome to the first 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 January 2010:

# of local users: 5841 (an increase of 324 from December)
# of tweets by local users: 328227
# of tweets by local users containing #yeg: 20865 (6.4%)
# of tweets by local users that were replies: 114740 (35.0%)
# of tweets by local users containing links: 81789 (24.9%)
# of tweets by local users that were retweets: 23633 (7.2%)
# of tweets by local users that were twooshes: 18077 (5.5%)

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 7.4 tweets per minute in January (compared to 6.7 tweets per minute in December).
  • The day with the most local tweets posted was January 27 at 13518. On average, 10588 local tweets were posted each day (compared to 9568 in December).
  • Of the 114740 replies posted by local users this month, 41713 or 36.4% were to other local users.
  • A total of 1236 users posted 50 times or more in January. In comparison, 854 users posted just once.

Here are the top ten most followed local users:

  1. revtrev
  2. Pat_Lorna
  3. wearestereos
  4. LesM
  5. dancinginlife
  6. DrBarryLycka
  7. dragonage
  8. NHL_Oilers
  9. DarleneV
  10. subunit1

Here are the top ten most listed local users:

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

Here are the top ten most active local users:

  1. EdmontonBizcaf
  2. Gen22
  3. etownmelly
  4. PsychicJay
  5. rootnl2k
  6. GeneralTekno
  7. Lois_Taylor
  8. trinamlee
  9. steenyweeny
  10. Sajeder

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

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

Final Thoughts

Slight increase in the number of active users this month, which basically brings us back to where we were in November. Quite a significant increase in the number of tweets posted this month too – we even broke 13,000 per day!

Edmonton continues to have the most tagged tweets and the most conversations (replies to one another). We’ve had a bunch of tweetups lately too. We really do have an amazing community in Edmonton!

I’m going to do a separate post on Olympics tweets, because I think there is some really interesting data there. Edmontonians posted a lot during the opening cemeronies!