Have I mentioned I like poking through data before? Maybe a few hours ago? Well I do. And while reviewing a book this evening on how to build applications with the Twitter API, I was motivated to take a look at usage of the “Favorites” feature on Twitter.
Digging in a little more, I got curious if there was any correlation between the number of friends you have and the amount of favorites. Below we see a subsection of the favorites to friends ratio. Interestingly, an increase in friends actually correlates in a decrease in the usage of the favorites function. But wait, there’s an unusual spike in there.
Zooming in just a little bit more and we see an interesting pattern around the Twitter 2k Effect again. Seems like once people hit the 2,000 friends limit, they start paying more attention to people’s tweets?
And finally, curious who those crazy favoriting users are? Here are the top 10 from my data set, which is definitely not authoritative, but interesting nonetheless.
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