Last year I collected #FNCE tweets (the annual Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (AND) Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo) and did some simple analyses. I did the same this year and here are some comparisons. The dataset is available here.
|Stats (tweets per person)||Mean 7.2
|Top 10 tweeters (people on both lists underlined)||TheScarletRD 236
|Most frequent terms in tweets (top 10). Words that appear in both are underlined.||food 2053
Here is the tweet frequency from the official start to end of the conference for this year and 2012’s is below (frequency per 5 minutes).
There were 907 unique locations that people posting to the hashtag listed in their profile, that successfully could be geocoded to coordinates with google’s geocoding API. Here is the map, with last year’s map under it. 2012 was in Philadelphia and this year was in Houston, and we can see that indeed there are more people that list Texas as their home location this year. Other geographic analysis would take some grouping by region which I will work on in the future.
Finally, I extracted 1,421 images posted to the hashtag and wrote a script to upload them to a tumblr, which here.
Let me know if you’d like to see anything else in the comments.