Archive for August 31st, 2010

Sydney Swans fans on Twitter

Posted by Laura on Tuesday, 31 August, 2010

This isn’t much of a post as I’m not in the mood to do a detailed methodology and analysis. Suffice to say, we’re still improving our tool to get profile information and then set a location for this. This morning, we ran the Sydney Swans, sydneyswans. We were able to snag information on 2,993 of the 5,339 total followers. That’s about 56%. It isn’t a bad sample size wise so I’m happy. (We still need to be able to figure out how to get them all.)

Anyway, the basic math for the Swans followers statistics:

Math Retweets Followers Statuses Friends Listed
Mean 0.013963039 489.7216839 670.358623 589.5511364 13.74816054
Median 0 38 38 119 1
Mode 0 1 0 1 0

Beyond that, what I was most interested in was the location of Sydney Swans fans. Would they be centered around Sydney? I put the locations on a map and this is what it looks like… (Yes, huge fan base around Sydney. At the same time, large fanbase around Melbourne and scattered fans/followers around the globe.)

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The raw data set used for this can be found at TwitterSwans.xls.

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