Maxine Waters’s Twitter Analysis

Maxine Waters’s Twitter Breakdown

We looked at the tweets and habits of very popular Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 1000 tweets between February 13, 2017 and May 18, 2019. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to April 2009.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

The Hours

RepMaxineWaters’s top day to tweet is Thursday and the most active hour is 8 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was August 15, 2018, with a total of 15 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @RepMaxineWaters
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @RepMaxineWaters

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Day of week chart for @RepMaxineWaters
Day of week chart for @RepMaxineWaters

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Analyzing all 1000 tweets, @RepMaxineWaters tweeted on average every 20 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (from May 18), we can generate a chart showing Maxine Waters the tweet frequency.

@RepMaxineWaters%27s Tweet Frequency
@RepMaxineWaters’s Tweet Frequency

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

Be a leader, not a follower

Maxine Waters follows 670 other users. @RepMaxineWaters is on the way to becoming a Twitter Legend, having amassed an amazing 1,049,904 followers. The most retweeted user was @FSCDems (109 times).

Retweets by @RepMaxineWaters
Retweets by @RepMaxineWaters

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Let’s Play Tag

Top tags used by @RepMaxineWaters were #TRUMP (used 34 times), #AMJoy (used 24 times) and #RELEASE which was detected 15 times.

@RepMaxineWaters%27s hashtag usage
@RepMaxineWaters’s hashtag usage

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Our Rather Unscientific Conclusions

Here we engage in total speculation about Maxine Waters. Because, why not.

  • Approximately 81 percent of tweets are sent during the workweek (Mon to Fri). It seems Maxine Waters favors weekdays slightly over weekends.
  • If we assume each tweet takes thirty seconds to type and send on average, then we can deternine the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 18 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 1.21 tweets per day). If we also assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful contemplation about phrasing and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 1 hour, 30 minutes per month.
  • 14 percent of the 184 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies.This indicates that @RepMaxineWaters is mostly consistent, but perhaps sometimes in too much of a hurry to enter the tags correctly.

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