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Tweeting Tendencies of Professional Science Writers on Twitter

Updated: 2019-Nov-17 14:23 UTC. Based on 200 most recent tweets of each list member. Retweet count excludes quote tweets, also known as retweets with comments. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

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

Average for professional science writers:24%
  
Top tendency to originate: 
@archaeology100%
@garthsundem96%
@AboutPhysics94%
@socialpyramid86%
@arbesman86%
@ivanoransky84%
@johnjberger82%
@fcain80%
@CaraSantaMaria79%
@Neuronarrative70%

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

Average for professional science writers:34%
  
Top tendency to reply: 
@_Astro_Nerd_86%
@sciencebase86%
@DownHereOnEarth84%
@juleslhoward80%
@Annaleen80%
@LauraForczyk78%
@GeneticJen76%
@mary_roach76%
@StartsWithABang74%
@ferrisjabr72%

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

Average for professional science writers:32%
  
Top tendency to retweet: 
@SciFleur96%
@marcuschown96%
@TerriHansen92%
@tvjrennie86%
@bryanrwalsh78%
@dwbwriter73%
@LeeBillings72%
@Eaterofsun71%
@ElizKolbert69%
@b0yle68%

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

Average for professional science writers:10%
  
Top tendency to quote: 
@Revkin43%
@JamesGleick40%
@CosmicEvolution36%
@ngeiling34%
@KatherineHobson33%
@TomLevenson32%
@bhensonweather32%
@davelevitan31%
@BenLillie28%
@dbiello26%