A Deep Dive Into @McConnellPress’s Twitter Usage

Senator McConnell Press’s Twitter Breakdown

We looked at the habits and tweets of Mitch McConnell (@McConnellPress) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between June 21, 2018 and March 14, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates back to July 2011.

This re-tweet by @McConnellPress was the most popular of all the retweets

Hourly Breakdown

McConnellPress’s top day to tweet is Thursday and the most active hour is 2 p.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was , with a total of 26 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @McConnellPress
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @McConnellPress

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Day of week chart for @McConnellPress
Day of week chart for @McConnellPress

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Analyzing all 1000 tweets, Mitch McConnell tweeted on average every 6.38 hours, impressive by any measure. Sunday and Saturday each had five percent or less of the action.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (from Mar 14), we can generate a chart showing @McConnellPress the tweet frequency.

@McConnellPress%27s Tweet Frequency
@McConnellPress’s Tweet Frequency

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Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

Be a leader, not a follower

Senator McConnell Press follows 351 other users. Mitch McConnell has gathered quite a following, now numbering 81,787 strong. The most retweeted user was @senatemajldr (181 times).

retweets by @McConnellPress
retweets by @McConnellPress

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Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by @McConnellPress were #KENTUCKY (used 306 times), #Senate (used 59 times) and #SCOTUS which was detected 49 times.

@McConnellPress%27s hashtag usage
@McConnellPress’s hashtag usage

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Very Unscientific Conclusions

Now we will we surrender to speculation about Senator McConnell Press. Because, why not.

  • 15 percent of the 104 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This indicates that Senator McConnell Press is mostly consistent, but perhaps sometimes in too much of a hurry to enter the tags correctly.
  • Most tweets were sent during the workdays (97 percent), Monday to Friday, and just 3.40 percent on weekends. This account is most likely used for work.
  • Assuming each tweet takes 30 seconds to type and send on average, then we can deternine the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 56 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 3.76 tweets per day). If we also assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in deep contemplation about phrasing and possibly locating a suitable image, then the total amount of time per month spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 4 hours, 42 minutes.