Wanted: Twitter User Analytics

Twitter’s an awesome tool, and depending on how you choose to use it, you use different tools to manage and maintain it. For my @Symbianguru and other ‘work’ accounts, I often simply re-follow nearly everyone and anyone, so as not to miss anything. However, for my personal @rcadden account, I’m much more picky on who I follow and who I don’t follow.

One thing that I find lacking is the ability to really investigate other users before deciding to follow/unfollow them. Of course I can see their profile, and that makes a big difference already, as I can see if they took the time to design their profile, or fill out various fields. I can also see how many followers they have, or how many people they follow.

However, one thing I can’t see, currently, is a breakdown of their actual USAGE of Twitter. This matters because when I follow them, their updates will show up in my feed, possibly junking it up. Thus, I would like to see a breakdown of their average daily updates, in a few different arenas.

First off, I’d like to see, on average, how many tweets they post per day. Within that, I’d like to know what percentage of their tweets contain a link, or what percentage are retweets of someone else’s tweets. Do they ever re-post the same tweet multiple times throughout the day? To my knowledge, there isn’t any service that currently offers this type of analytics.

Do you know of a service that offers this? If not, do you think this would be a valuable service? I’d like to be able to login once a week (or even get an email) and see who added me this week, as well as the previously mentioned statistics on that person, so that I can manage things better on a week-to-week basis.

Published by rcadden

Just a dude with a phone.

4 thoughts on “Wanted: Twitter User Analytics

  1. For simpler stats, try TweetStats, which shows a graphical representation of a users tweeting habits over time (by month, day of week, time of day by day), and some basic interactivity syats (top @reply recipients and interfaces – web, mobile web, API clients, etc. – used for tweeting).

    There are a number of other sites (that I am not aware of) which you could ifnd with a Google search for osmethign like “twitter user stats”.

  2. For simpler stats, try TweetStats, which shows a graphical representation of a users tweeting habits over time (by month, day of week, time of day by day), and some basic interactivity syats (top @reply recipients and interfaces – web, mobile web, API clients, etc. – used for tweeting).

    There are a number of other sites (that I am not aware of) which you could ifnd with a Google search for osmethign like “twitter user stats”.

  3. For simpler stats, try TweetStats, which shows a graphical representation of a users tweeting habits over time (by month, day of week, time of day by day), and some basic interactivity syats (top @reply recipients and interfaces – web, mobile web, API clients, etc. – used for tweeting).

    There are a number of other sites (that I am not aware of) which you could ifnd with a Google search for osmethign like “twitter user stats”.

  4. For simpler stats, try TweetStats, which shows a graphical representation of a users tweeting habits over time (by month, day of week, time of day by day), and some basic interactivity syats (top @reply recipients and interfaces – web, mobile web, API clients, etc. – used for tweeting).

    There are a number of other sites (that I am not aware of) which you could ifnd with a Google search for osmethign like “twitter user stats”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s