I’m just starting to analyze the tweets from the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting from December. These are just the ones with the hashtag #agu10 that were kept in a TwapperKeeper account. The first of these teasers is in the previous post at: http://scientopia.org/blogs/christinaslisrant/2011/04/05/an-early-image-of-the-agu10-twitter-archive/
We saw in that last picture how many tweets were tweeted to or mentioning theAGU and NASA. I was wondering what the circumstances were. Turns out that 257 (at least) of the 264 tweets at or mentioning NASA were re-tweets of their press release tweets. In fact, there wasn’t a ton of diversity in what was retweeted.
|Number of tweets||Identifying phrase|
|113||“loss of ice”|
|34||“April Mexico quake”|
|27||“some big NASA science”|
|19||“creeping faults in Bay area”|
|18||“more NASA science”|
|8||“electric atmosphere” video|
|7||“how hard are we pushing”|
Everyone was retweeting the same few stories. I suspect from the graph that these folks weren’t tweeting anything else from the meeting. Were they even there or are they just NASA fans?