Tweet Time & Frequency

Documentary units and individuals in general need to tweet more. According to my research, documentary units tweet on average about 5 times per day, while individuals tweet on average about 18 times per day.

Dan Zarrella, a self-proclaimed social media scientist who has studied Twitter trends in depth, found in his research released during the summer that the best tweeting frequency is 1 to 4 tweets per hour. To Zarella, this frequency, based on user click-through-rates, provides the most user interaction.

Given this range, 1 tweet per a 9 hour work day would be 9 tweets per day, while four tweets during a 9 hour work day would be 36 tweets per day. This range offers much room to play, but I believe that the perfect range or the sweet spot would be somewhere in between, around 18 and 27 posts per day, with the most important tweets at noon and 5 p.m. when RTs are highest.

While this may seem like a lot of posts at first, it is really not. And this is because this range also includes RT, replies, and questions in addition to the usual news updates.

The results of this study are below:

Dan Zarrella research