We broke down Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter Habits

Jimmy Fallon’s Twitter Breakdown

We looked at the habits and tweets of Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) by analyzing the data looking for trends and insights. In total we examined the last 600 tweets between May 8 and November 23. All times in this article are in Pacific Daylight Time.

The account dates all the way back to July 2008.

Most Liked and most retweeted Tweet

The Hours

Jimmy Fallon’s top day to tweet is Tuesday and his most active hour is 5 a.m. For the period we examined, the busiest date was Sep 25, with a total of 40 tweets.

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

Analyzing all 600 tweets, Jimmy Fallon tweeted on average every 7.96 hours, impressive by any measure. Saturday saw five percent or less of the action.

Looking back 30 days from the most recent tweet (from Nov 23), we have generated this chart showing his recent tweet frequency.

@jimmyfallon%27s Tweet Frequency
@jimmyfallon’s Tweet Frequency
Most retweeted Tweet

Followers and Favorites

Jimmy Fallon follows 5000 other users, “so many friends, so little time”. He . The most retweeted user was @FallonTonight (41 times).

retweets by @jimmyfallon
retweets by @jimmyfallon

Tagging

Top tags used by Jimmy Fallon were #FALLONTONIGHT (used 218 times), #BTSonFALLON (used 26 times) and #TonightShowSummerReads which was detected 18 times.

@jimmyfallon%27s hashtag usage
@jimmyfallon’s hashtag usage

Fairly Unscientific Insights

In this section we surrender to speculation about Jimmy Fallon. Just for fun.

  • Most tweets were sent during the workdays (91 percent), Monday to Friday, and just 9.50 percent on weekends. This is probably a work account.
  • 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 45 minutes (30 seconds times 30 days times 3.02 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 3 hours, 46 minutes.
  • 4.57 percent of the 175 tags had a number of upper and lowercase inconsistencies. This is a very consistent tagger that takes care to get things right.

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