A data-driven reflection on my twitter years… It doesn’t seem like pure quantity tells much of a story for me. Maybe it does for you? In your twitter settings you can request an archive and run the little ruby scripts below.

yearly-tweets

monthly-tweets

Ruby script to calculate how many tweets per year

require 'csv'
require 'time'
text = File.read('./archive/tweets.csv')
csv = CSV.parse(text, :headers => true)

result = {}
csv.each do |row|
    year = Time.parse(row['timestamp']).year
  result[year] ||= 0
  result[year] += 1
  end

result.each do |year, total|
  puts "#{year}\t#{total}"
end

Tweets per month with the lovely strftime function:

result = {}
csv.each do |row|
  time = Time.parse(row['timestamp'])
  month = time.strftime("%m-%y")
  result[month] ||= 0
  result[month] += 1
  end

puts result.inspect
result.each do |date, total|
  puts "#{date}\t#{total}"
end

2 thoughts on “tweets by year and by month

What do you think?