To get a clearer sense of the size and volume of #CripTheVote activity on peak days, we have started collecting tweet data during debate live tweets and scheduled chats. We are using a service called Keyhole. So if you are into numbers and statistics, read ahead!
“Tweets” includes the number of original tweets, retweets, and replies.
“Users” is the number of people who participated over the measured span of time.
“Engagement” is the number of times people either retweeted or replied to tweets.
This Timeline graph shows #CripTheVote tweet volumes over the course of September 12, 2019, the day of the Third Democratic Presidential Primary Debate. It shows two major spikes in activity during the course of the 3 hour debate ... an early spike above 600 tweets, followed by a moderate drop-off, and a second spike over 1,000 tweets. followed by a drop off at and after the end of the debate.
And are some charts covering the last three debate live tweets. Since the first two debates were two nights, we came up with daily tweet averages for comparison with the single night Third Debate.
First Debate: 1,569 per day average
Second Debate: 2,761 per day average
Third Debate: 2,996
First Debate: 575 per day average
Second Debate: 1,196 per day average
Third Debate: 1,123
First Debate: 1,618 per day average
Second Debate: 11,915 per day average
Third Debate: 10,691
First Debate: 7,507,804 per day average
Second Debate: 13,029,603 per day average
Third Debate: 16,351,225
We will keep collecting data from upcoming live tweets and chats. Check back here at the #CripTheVote Blog.