Elaine Zhang October 7, 2017

Journalists make up nearly a quarter of Twitter’s authenticated users, according to a report on Twitter’s verified users.

So it’s no surprise that they turned to Twitter to share their thoughts and feelings, quote a lecture and make connections in a variety of languages.

From Oct. 5 at 12 a.m to Oct. 7 at 12 a.m., 9,041 tweets were posted with #ONA17 hashtag in 20 languages.

On Thursday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. was the most popular time to tweet following the opening keynote during the first session. On Friday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. were the most popular times to tweet during the second session of that day.

Here’s the breakdown of tweets sent out in each hour of the two days.



What are people talking about? “People” was the most popular noun on Thursday and Friday, occurring 450 times, followed by “news,” occurring 449 times. Popular words for Thursday are on the left, and Friday is on the right.


The top tweet, measured both by retweets and favorites, was a tweet posted by @dabeard Friday evening.