Katy Perry’s Twitter Breakdown

Katy Perry’s Twitter Breakdown

We looked at the habits and tweets of Katy Perry (@katyperry) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 600 tweets between August 29, 2017 and August 13, 2018. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to February 2009. Katy Perry herself of course dates back to 1984.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

The Hours

Katy Perry’s top day to tweet is Monday and her most active hour is 8 p.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Mar 11, with a total of 39 tweets.

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

Analyzing all 600 tweets, Katy Perry tweeted on average every 14 hours, impressive by any measure.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (posted Aug 13), we have generated a chart showing her recent tweet frequency.

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

Followers and Favorites

Katy Perry follows 215 other users. The most retweeted user was @@idolator (2 times).

retweets by @katyperry
retweets by @katyperry

Tag! You’re It

Top tags used by Katy Perry were #AMERICANIDOL (used 194 times), #WITNESSTHETOUR (used 44 times) and #AmericanIdolFinale which was detected 14 times.

@katyperry's hashtag usage
@katyperry’s hashtag usage

Very Unscientific Conclusions

This is where we submit to total speculation about Elizabeth. Just for fun.

  • Both weekdays and weekends are tweet days, @katyperry is an equal opportunity tweeter.
  • 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 25 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 1.72 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 2 hours, 9 minutes.
  • 15 percent of the 91 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies. This indicates that @katyperry is mostly consistent, but perhaps sometimes in too much of a hurry to enter the tags correctly.