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Me, me, me: Twitter narcissists disappear at lunchtime

April 8, 2009 2 Comments

You can use Twist to spot patterns at Twitter. This graph shows that the %age of tweets containing 'I' follows a similar pattern each day - peeking at around 30% at 6am, and falling to a daily low of 20% at 12am. Narcisssists get up early, and get it all out their system by lunchtime ...

%age of tweets containing 'I'  over last 7 days

NB These charts are dynamic, so if you're looking at this in a couple of years' time maybe they'll show something different ...

I used Twist to show that retweeting peaks at 4pm and that 4.01pm is the best time to tweet.

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  • Interesting indeed. But notice how the same trend applies to the words LOVE and YOU. And what does that tell us?! Maybe its the lovers that are out in force. A much nicer story me thinks!


  • WC Murray says:

    "I" find this very interesting. Especially the best time to tweet is 4:01, is this the time most people leave their office ? Or just the time that they decide it is time to put in a day's work b4 going home. I (there I go again :O) wonder how many "professional" tweeters there are now whose work day ends at 4:00. In the auto insurance sector my guess is quite a few. Golf is also a topic brings out its share of twitter spam.

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