Follow Friday – a justSignal Experiment

UPDATE 5:11PM AZ Time – I added a list of frequent Follow Friday tweeters. You can find it after the jump/at the bottom of the post.

Yesterday a little birdie told me that Jeremiah Owyang of Forrester Research (@jowyang on Twitter) was looking for a way to figure out who gets recommended the most on Twitter for Follow Friday.

This seemed like a perfect way to use justSignal – we could set up a “collector” that would – using our ability to filter out specific contexts (subjects, topics, events) from everything else being said on Twitter – to grab all the Tweets about Follow Friday, cache them and do some data analysis later.

So yesterday at 9:57:47 AM Pacific time we began collecting the Tweets.

This morning I created a quick script to parse each tweet for Twitter user names (with the @ in front).

Here is what I found:

There were 32,342 recommendations (individual recommendations for a specific user).

There were 16,083 users recommended.

The most recommended user was @mayhemstudios with 127 recommendations.

Ironically the second most recommended user was @ – not sure what that means.

There were 10,684 users recommended one (and only one) time.

Obviously I could spend all day breaking down this data, but I think you’ve got the idea.

For your viewing pleasure I’ve included a table after the jump that contains every user who was recommended 10 or more times.

If anyone would like to work on a site that displays the weekly data (query by user, recommendation trends by user, etc) drop a comment below and I’ll get back to you.

By the way – the little birdie was @lahne – If you are looking for someone to follow that is who I recommend.

You can check out justSignal Trackers in action here:

Peter Himmelman’s Furious World

UStream Studios as SXSW

US Health Crisis

Demo 09

Suns Tweets

Sorry this isn’t formatted very neatly… will be better next week.

Twitter User Number of Mentions
@mayhemstudios 127
@ 101
@AlexKaris 81
@zaibatsu 80
@AlohaArleen 70
@mashable 62
@dudeman718 56
@JamesProps 52
@MikeWesely 48
@barefootexec 48
@denyseduhaime 47
@cheth 46
@adbert 46
@lotay 46
@unmarketing 45
@kimsherrell 45
@Minervity 44
@jamesbyers 43
@andysowards 42
@danlopez2012 39
@guykawasaki 37
@wearethecure 37
@rossanneg 36
@iamkhayyam 35
@cameronolivier 35
@alydesigns 35
@BuzzEdition 32
@AgingBackwards 31
@bobgarrett 31
@lisajohnson 31
@linnetwoods 30
@DrJennifer 29
@imjustcreative 29
@AndrewWindham 29
@motivationmama 28
@coachdeb 28
@RicciNeer 27
@angellr 27
@yourimpact 27
@applemacbookpro 26
@chadengle 26
@damnpenguins 26
@dollars5 26
@styletime 25
@garyvee 25
@jenciTN 25
@Pistachio 25
@CraigTeich 24
@AceConcierge 24
@rainnwilson 24
@peteplague 24
@mistygirlph 23
@mrrichardson 23
@sharonhayes 23
@mjnewham 23
@followfriday 23
@GeekMommy 22
@dannybrown 22
@KauaiMare 22
@tygerbaby 22
@Othella 22
@martindave 21
@WendyGYoung 21
@murnahan 21
@StaciJShelton 21
@dananner 21
@prsarahevans 21
@briancray 20
@lizstrauss 20
@jeanettejoy 20
@smalonedesign 20
@JenniferHilaryA 20
@chrisabraham 20
@SerendipityJane 20
@jasonmitchener 20
@goodlaura 20
@Romeothecat 20
@vloggingmoms 20
@markdavidson 20
@mikeconaty 20
@carltonf 19
@TheDailyBlonde 19
@shannonseek 19
@curiouslt 19
@chrisblake 19
@tommytrc 19
@modishplum 19
@sweetcherrypop 19
@RobertNelsoninc 19
@ginidietrich 19
@nicoleharrison 19
@billtamminga 19
@JessicaKnows 19
@MichDdot 19
@tomlovesyou 19
@adrielhampton 19
@DaveMalby 18
@fredamooncotch 18
@shellykramer 18
@ifeelgod 18
@knikkolette 18
@HEARTwork 18
@aplusk 18
@AdamUrbanski 18
@phaoloo 18
@tylertorment 18
@robinwalker 18
@SuzanneEvans 18
@OneLuvGurl 18
@richardwiles 18
@fishdogs 18
@rockingjude 17
@SumeetChawla 17
@MrStrider 17
@kellymccausey 17
@johnlusher 17
@sarahrobinson 17
@louiebaur 17
@Raven73 16
@gracesmith 16
@BethHarte 16
@HawaiiRealty 16
@stephenkruiser 16
@wendilynnmakeup 16
@soultravelers3 16
@AmberCadabra 16
@larrykevin 16
@holisticmamma 16
@RedHotCopy 16
@DawnAbraham 16
@MRHYPERPCS 16
@BeMeaningful 16
@AlissaFereday 15
@jowyang 15
@google 15
@paulina1 15
@armano 15
@hetty4Christ 15
@KRAPPS 15
@ninjen 15
@KrisColvin 15
@prosperitygal 15
@eMom 15
@getsmartwomen 15
@badbanana 15
@insaincain02 15
@LogoMotives 15
@TheGrimWeeder 15
@webaddict 15
@allapparel 15
@andylevy 15
@smaha 15
@Zensunni 15
@jessenewhart 15
@katjapresnal 15
@chrispirillo 15
@ikepigott 14
@BertDecker 14
@cr8tivejen 14
@BreakingNewsOn 14
@wbaustin 14
@THEREALSHAQ 14
@AnnEvanston 14
@storykrafter 14
@sh3n3rd 14
@skovi 14
@rightgirl 14
@itsonlywords 14
@SpiritCoach 14
@chrisbrogan 14
@vardenrhode 14
@ShamanicShift 14
@jeffabel 14
@tkawai 14
@neilhimself 14
@drdlovespcs 14
@JonathanGunson 14
@Alonis 13
@micah 13
@JulieAbel 13
@MichaelMillman 13
@CreativeWisdom 13
@thebrandbuilder 13
@EFTPat 13
@FeliciaSlattery 13
@marismith 13
@kristofcreative 13
@RobMcNealy 13
@wiseways 13
@MamaRed 13
@alexlinebrink 13
@lauraduhaime 13
@joelcomm 13
@PixelScum 13
@charpolanosky 13
@jasonatennui 13
@LifeCoachMary 13
@naturcounselor 13
@alisejohnson 13
@Hypnosisjen 13
@eftmama 13
@amyvernon 12
@WalkingHorse 12
@greenmom 12
@LtGenPanda 12
@deakaz 12
@Fitzillo 12
@graywolf 12
@SandyGuerriere 12
@brenelz 12
@bennygreenberg 12
@kendallthiessen 12
@easy6k 12
@shonali 12
@naldzgraphics 12
@kwells2416 12
@mjleonard 12
@RickSmith 12
@JanetHilts 12
@thesassymom 12
@ChristineRabel 12
@DCTH 12
@newmediajim 12
@tomtravel2 12
@BradHoward 12
@EFTradio 12
@startupprincess 12
@KyNamDoan 12
@askbillmitchell 12
@greensmith 12
@loic 11
@navywings 11
@CCseed 11
@SashaKane 11
@govsocgradessex 11
@redrabbit 11
@portablegamer 11
@aureliom 11
@stephenfry 11
@mrskutcher 11
@wilw 11
@mia 11
@typemicah 11
@beckinoles 11
@DaivRawks 11
@lisahickey 11
@twitchhiker 11
@TheSCICoach 11
@MichaelHyatt 11
@flothecat 11
@successfool 11
@tkpleslie 11
@jawar 11
@MonkeyCat 11
@kibbe 11
@1080Group 11
@SenJohnMcCain 11
@btwendel 11
@FashionGrail 11
@absolutelytrue 11
@resourcefulmom 11
@breakingtweets 11
@zaneology 11
@NatePagel 11
@kurtismarsh 11
@CynthiaY29 11
@chipeft 11
@0boy 11
@langley 11
@JoannaLord 11
@SuperAffil 11
@Sugarwilla 11
@BrianWelburn 11
@loadingreadyrun 11
@rosyblue 11
@typeamom 11
@ChrisRomer 11
@MrsWrite 11
@danschawbel 11
@joshmckague 11
@ScottWilliams 11
@sassymamas 11
@screamingeagle1 11
@iPenginBrijhe 11
@lorenfogelman 11
@chiefcatalyst 11
@SEOAly 10
@musecrossing 10
@allatweeter 10
@Meroko 10
@julito77 10
@skydiver 10
@LeoLaporte 10
@pinkelephantpun 10
@rachelakay 10
@thebloggess 10
@thethemeblog 10
@BackpackingDad 10
@rickbakas 10
@winebratsf 10
@nmallin 10
@levarburton 10
@cbedon 10
@KevinNations 10
@mattsingley 10
@Colorburned 10
@thinkgeek 10
@jjreich 10
@davidnwilson 10
@CindyLeavitt 10
@mdrisser 10
@brett 10
@antonea 10
@MrTweet 10
@aronado 10
@VAnetworking 10
@SeraphimChris 10
@ShaynePacker 10
@michaelianblack 10
@CarolAnnB 10
@robertbanh 10
@BigTRocks 10
@jeffherring 10
@RazorianFly 10
@ericahenao 10
@frankaustx 10
@DonnaAmos 10
@gotmelik 10
@jesseluna 10
@ijustine 10
@Sweetnote 10
@JoLoPe 10
@TheBeerWench 10
@guhmshoo 10
@ThomScott 10
@perrybelcher 10
@catttaylor 10
@kyleplacy 10
@modbird 10
@shoesmitten 10
@mrken777 10
@r27 10
@RachelFerrucci 10
@cattyson 10
@MaryMassey 10

UPDATE: 02/28/2009 @ 5:11pm AZ Time
I decided to take a look at the most frequent tweeters on Follow Friday. Below is every Twitter user who Tweeted follow Friday 10 or more times.

Number of Tweets Twitter User
302 MrTweet_Alert
54 dudeman718
47 denyseduhaime
46 picciu
43 wearethecure
41 KauaiMare
39 AlohaArleen
34 lisajohnson
34 johnlusher
32 peteplague
29 paulina1
29 carltonf
28 AgingBackwards
28 HEARTwork
27 cattyson
27 rossanneg
27 Dawn_Abraham
26 lotay
26 RobertNelsoninc
25 angellr
25 smalonedesign
24 riccineer
24 mrjaredjames
24 jamesbyers
24 DrJennifer
24 musecrossing
24 accesssonora
23 Raven73
23 PJ_Tweets
22 yourimpact
22 twendly
22 vardenrhode
22 adrielhampton
22 goodlaura
21 mayhemstudios
21 SerendipityJane
21 Chefmax
21 JJReich
20 naturcounselor
19 daNanner
19 damnpenguins
19 jasonmitchener
19 danlopez2012
19 shellykramer
19 mike_wesely
19 digitaldivide
18 govsocgradessex
17 david_n_wilson
17 stacijshelton
17 easy6k
16 Hypnosisjen
16 aureliom
16 ChiefCatalyst
16 martindave
16 jenciTN
16 thesassymom
16 azwebdesign
16 robinwalker
16 msga
15 seedoflife
15 alydesigns
15 rbucich
15 modishplum
15 Minervity
15 kwells2416
15 JohnCannon
15 ShaynePacker
15 tweetpea
15 PixelScum
14 AndrewWindham
14 JulieAbel
14 kibbe
14 kimsherrell
14 mikeconaty
14 MrStrider
14 AlexKaris
14 iPenginBrijhe
14 mathheadinc
14 GypsyOwl
13 SandyGuerriere
13 mollybermea
13 angie1234p
13 richardwiles
13 JenniferHilaryA
13 1080Group
13 ddgriffith
13 aceconcierge
13 applemacbookpro
13 CrisRepoles
13 cr8tivejen
12 Tojosan
12 AnnEvanston
12 Zensunni
12 deedeeedeeeee
12 simasays
12 BuzzEdition
12 typemicah
12 sweetcherrypop
12 MRHYPERPCS
12 wendyhuffman
12 motivationmama
12 SchofieldFan
12 ergeekgoddess
11 ifeelgod
11 tayedrums
11 andysowards
11 pamperry
11 cheth
11 MatrixTycoon
11 julianasardinha
11 Sweetnote
11 adbert
11 thehulkster
11 BillTamminga
11 irenekoehler
11 twitgeistr
11 ApothecaryJeri
11 smaha
10 emusing
10 LeBomba
10 CelleCast
10 Tweet2Day
10 catttaylor
10 tylertorment
10 Catnboots
10 DrewHood
10 KurtSwann
10 lorenfogelman
10 Hetty4Christ
10 ariherzog
10 joshmckague
10 shamanicshift
10 craftygirl7
10 jeffabel
10 tommytrc
10 treypennington
10 askbillmitchell
10 rongraham1
10 empowermentdiva
10 KidsAreHeroes
10 LexiePixie
10 jeaniemarshall
10 maiyarose