Justin Bieber’s Twitter Breakdown

Justin Bieber’s Twitter Breakdown

We looked at the habits and tweets of Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 790 tweets between March 21, 2016 and August 10, 2018. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to March 2009. Justin Bieber himself of course dates back to 1994.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

The Hours

Justin Bieber’s top day to tweet is Monday and his most active hour is 9 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was April 3, 2016, with a total of 15 tweets.

Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @justinbieber
Weekday/hourly Twitter habits of @justinbieber
Day of week chart for @justinbieber
Day of week chart for @justinbieber

Analyzing all 790 tweets, Justin Bieber tweeted on average every 1.10 days, a near daily occurance.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (from Aug 10), we have generated this chart showing his recent tweet frequency.

@justinbieber's Tweet Frequency
@justinbieber’s Tweet Frequency
Most retweeted Tweet

Followers and Favorites

Justin Bieber follows 5000 other users, “so many friends, so little time”. The most retweeted user was @@Bkstg (31 times).

retweets by @justinbieber
retweets by @justinbieber


Top tags used by Justin Bieber were #PurposeTour (used 83 times), #COLDWATER (used 44 times) and #Beliebers which was detected 14 times.

@justinbieber's hashtag usage
@justinbieber’s hashtag usage

Our Rather Unscientific Conclusions

In this section we surrender to speculation about Justin. Because we can.

  • Approximately 78 percent of tweets are sent during the workweek (Mon to Fri). It seems @justinbieber favors weekdays slightly over weekends.
  • If we assume each tweet takes 30 seconds to type and send on average, then we can calculate the time spent tweeting over a one-month period is 13 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 0.91 tweets per day). If we furthermore assume that before the actual tweet takes place, two minutes of thought are spent in thoughtful deliberation about how to phrase it and possibly finding an image, then the total amount of time per month spent tweeting and thinking about tweeting is 1 hour, 7 minutes.
  • 8.72 percent of the 218 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies. This indicates that @justinbieber is mostly consistent, but perhaps sometimes in too much of a hurry to enter the tags correctly.
  • Just Tweeting 4 days during the last month, @justinbieber is just not much into Twitter it seems.