Range of a tweet
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This time we focus on how far can a tweet go. Before, in this post we have been analysing how long does a popular tweet live.
Here we want to show what is the range of people a tweet can reach and how does it change in time. For eight selected tweets from the top 50 most popular tweets we have prepared a chart showing how many people can see them.
This shows that a tweet can reach a big group of people very fast in the beginning, and with time the increase in the number of receivers is not that rapid.
There seems to be two different schemas, which will be more visible on the next picture. When an author a tweet has many followers or friends, it is obvious that his or her tweets will reach a lot of people from the very beginning. This is the case in 7 out of 8 of our examples here. However, the author of the tweet corresponding to the mint colour („RT @LLLLITL: Cette photo de supporters français sous la pluie va buzzer !”), has around 4000 followers, which is a relatively small number compared to others presented here.
After one hour he reaches the same amount of people that the user @FootballFunnys has at the beginning.
We can see that after an hour, which is a pretty long time for a tweet (see our previous post about this) it seems that nothing more exciting will happen for this tweet. However, then, in a short time it makes a great jump, which is visible on the chart below. Well, this was interesting. I digged a little bit deeper and found out that at that very moment, a follower with over 100 000 followers of his (or her) own retweeted that post, which resulted in it momentarily reaching a wider audience.
Author: Alina Strachocka