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Notable Twitterers of 2010

Jonathan Schwartz

Tweets in 2010: 13

Tweet of Note: "Financial crisis/Stalled too many customers/CEO no more." Sun Microsystems chief executive resigns in haiku.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 1.1

Prime Tweeting Hour: 2-3 PM

Chris Dodd

Tweets in 2010: 200

Tweet of Note: "U love torturing me with this sh_t." Democratic senator from Connecticut later apologized for his profanity, blames technical mistake.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 2.6

Prime Tweeting Hour: 9-10 AM

Mark Shurtleff

Tweets in 2010: 253

Tweet of Note: "I just gave the go ahead to Corrections Director to proceed with Gardner's execution. May God grant him the mercy he denied his victims." Utah attorney general uses iPhone to announce an execution.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 1.9

Prime Tweeting Hour: 2-3 PM

Nouriel Roubini

Tweets in 2010: 456

Tweet of Note: "Those who don't know even Economics 101 should stick to their comparative advantage: writing garbage junky business gossip paid in pennies." Gloomy economist tries hand at press criticism.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 2.4

Prime Tweeting Hour: 3-4 PM

Sarah Palin

Tweets in 2010: 630

Tweet of Note: "Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate." Palin invents the word "refudiate."

Average Tweets per Active Day: 3

Prime Tweeting Hour: 12-1 PM

Larry King

Tweets in 2010: 687

Tweet of Note: "If diamonds AREN'T a girl's best friend, what is?" Shortly thereafter, talk show legend reconciles with his seventh wife.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 3.3

Prime Tweeting Hour: 2-3 PM

Kanye West

Tweets in 2010: 1,202

Tweet of Note: "Everything sounds like noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYTHING SOUNDS LIKE NOISE!!!!!!! I don't trust anyone!" Musician shares thoughts following interview with NBC's Matt Lauer.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 12

Prime Tweeting Hour: 9-10 AM

Joe Miller

Tweets in 2010: 1,433

Tweet of Note: "What's the difference b/n selling out your party's values and the oldest profession?" Republican senatorial candidate from Alaska later apologized for comparing opponent Lisa Murkowski to a prostitute.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 7.1

Prime Tweeting Hour: 10-11 AM

John Cusack

Tweets in 2010: 2,623

Tweet of Note: "I AM FOR A SATANIC DEATH CULT CENTER AT FOX NEWS HQ AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICES OR DICK ARMEY AND NEWT GINGRICH-and all the GOP WELFARE FREAKS." Actor shows partisan stripes.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 11.1

Prime Tweeting Hour: 2-3 AM

Octavia Nasr

Tweets in 2010: 2,837

Tweet of Note: "Sad to hear of the passing of Sayyed Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah...One of Hezbollah's giants I respect a lot." CNN Mideast expert ends 20-year career with sympathy for leader of militant movement.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 14.4

Prime Tweeting Hour: 9-10 AM

Henry Blodget

Tweets in 2010: 2,996

Tweet of Note: "Jimmy Cayne (ex Bear CEO) is apparently still stoned." Editor of Business Insider comments on former Bear Stearns chief's testimony before financial crisis commission.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 13.2

Prime Tweeting Hour: 8-9 AM

Steve Johnson

Tweets in 2010: 3,125

Tweet of Note: "I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!!" Buffalo Bills wide receiver blames God for dropped pass.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 12.4

Prime Tweeting Hour: 8-9 PM

April Dunford

Tweets in 2010: 3,128

Tweet of Note: "I've seen more energy at a lawn bowling tournament." Startup marketing consultant bashes conference performance of former Twitter CEO Evan Williams.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 10.2

Prime Tweeting Hour: 10-11 AM

Bow Wow

Tweets in 2010: 5,041

Tweet of Note: "Making my mother delete her twitter account. NOW!" The rapper formerly known as Lil Bow Wow explains his filial duties.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 26.6

Prime Tweeting Hour: 11-12 AM

Paul Chambers

Tweets in 2010: 15,764

Tweet of Note: "Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You've got a week and a bit to get your sh_t together otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!!" Upset by snowstorm closure, U.K. man makes a bomb joke, gets prosecuted.

Average Tweets per Active Day: 59

Prime Tweeting Hour: 3-4 PM


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