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: