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Tweeting Tendencies of Professional Science Writers on Twitter

Updated: 2023-Jan-29 16:35 UTC. Based on 200 most recent tweets of each list member. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Tendency to originate: % of user's tweets that are not replies or retweets

Average for professional science writers:23%
  
Top tendency to originate: 
@archaeology95%
@fcain95%
@garthsundem95%
@AboutPhysics94%
@CaraSantaMaria84%
@johnjberger83%
@socialpyramid75%
@dpcarrington67%
@mslopatto67%
@hillaryrosner66%

Tendency to reply: % of user's tweets that are replies

Average for professional science writers:36%
  
Top tendency to reply: 
@Rose_D_Luna91%
@CosmicEvolution90%
@philipcball82%
@evelynjlamb82%
@mary_roach80%
@sciencebase80%
@KellyBrenner79%
@GeneticJen76%
@nattyover76%
@DownHereOnEarth76%

Tendency to retweet: % of user's tweets that are retweets (excluding quote tweets, also known as retweets with comments)

Average for professional science writers:31%
  
Top tendency to retweet: 
@tvjrennie95%
@TerriHansen94%
@SciFleur92%
@marcuschown91%
@PopovichN85%
@NerdyChristie82%
@JoelAchenbach81%
@ByToddBBates80%
@johnrplatt78%
@b0yle77%

Tendency to quote: % of user's tweets that are quote tweets, also known as retweets with comments

Average for professional science writers:9%
  
Top tendency to quote: 
@DavidQuammen58%
@carinbondar45%
@Revkin44%
@sciencecohen41%
@mdichristina40%
@joesbigidea40%
@AdamZmith34%
@ngeiling28%
@KatherineHobson27%
@mikamckinnon26%