snapshot of activity at #moocmooc using tweet abundance

I am intrigued by the potential for twitter activity to indicate engagement and participation in a cMOOC. It is too soon to tell, but if twitter is a good indicator of participation, what will happen to tweet abundance and average tweet per person over the course of the short week long moocmooc course?

It is too soon to tell, but here is a first snapshot of twitter activity binned in 15 minute intervals by day from August 8th through 1:30 pm EST today, August 14th. The course officially started on August 12th.

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So far tweet activity is increasing day over day.

There were 869 tweets on day one and 1108 tweets on day two. Day three is not over yet, but tweet’s are up by about 10% over the same time yesterday.

The daily twitter socials are quite apparent in the data. There were 504 tweets between 5:30 and 6:30 on Sunday and 554 tweets over the same two hour interval on Monday.

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