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Tweeting the Bible<br />Stephen Smith<br />BibleTech 2010<br />March 26, 2010<br />
Methodology<br />Twitter Search and Stream APIs<br />“I like John 3:16”<br />“I like 1 Jn 3:16”<br />Simple statistical an...
Key Stats: Apr 7, 2009-Feb 28, 2010<br />2,292,836 tweets<br />340,564 authors<br />16,580,449 verses referenced<br />
Tweets per Day Citing the Bible<br />
Cumulative Tweets Citing the Bible<br />
Composition of Tweets, per Day<br />
Percentage Composition of Tweets per Month<br />
Number of Tweets per Author<br />
Number of Tweets vs. Retweets by Author (Detail)<br />
Authors by Location<br />
Number of Authors by U.S. County<br />
Number of Authors by U.S. State<br />
Number of Authors by Country (excluding U.S.)<br />
Number of Tweets vs. Retweets by Author (Detail)<br />
Number of Tweets vs. Retweets by Author<br />
#1 Bible Tweeter<br />faithclubdotnet<br />88,576 tweets<br />9,203 retweets<br />2,814 followers<br />
Three Top Retweeted Authors<br />JohnPiper<br />444 tweets<br />13,493 retweets<br />64,000 followers<br />RevRunWisdom<br...
Retweets by U.S. County<br />
Retweets by Country (excluding U.S.)<br />
Top 30 Popular Verses<br />
Three Ways to Identify Bible Versions<br />Direct citations (“Matt 5:5 NLT”)70,368 tweets<br />Links to Bible websites (“r...
Explicitly Cited Translations, Percentage by Day<br />
Explicitly Cited Translations, Percentage by Month<br />
Three Ways to Identify Bible Versions<br />Direct citations (“Matt 5:5 NLT”)70,368 tweets<br />Links to Bible websites (“r...
Bible Sites Linked to, by Day<br />
Linked Translations, Percentage by Day<br />
Linked Translations, Percentage by Month<br />
Three Ways to Identify Bible Versions<br />Direct citations (“Matt 5:5 NLT”)70,368 tweets<br />Links to Bible websites (“r...
Ambiguous Translation Overlap<br />
Derived Translations, Percentage by Day<br />
Derived Translations, Percentage by Month<br />
Percentage of Translations Reproducible from Tweets<br />
Reproducible Parts of Translations<br />ESV<br />HCSB<br />KJV<br />MSG<br /> NASB<br /> NIV<br /> NKJV<br /> NLT<br />
NASB Cross-References (95,000)<br />
NASB Cross-References (95,000)<br />Revelation<br />Gospels<br />Proverbs<br />Prophets<br />Axis<br />Trident<br />Halo<b...
ESV Cross-References (80,000)<br />
NIV Cross-References (55,000)<br />
Twitter Cross-References (20,000)<br />
Twitter Cross-References (20,000)<br />Revelation<br />Gospels<br />Proverbs<br />Axis<br />
Haiti<br />“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”<br />Psalm 34:18 NIV<br />
Obama<br />“Let his days be few; let another take his office.” <br />Psalm 109:8 NASB<br />
New Moon<br />“Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to me; I am wear...
www.openbible.info/realtime<br />stephen.smith@gmail.com<br />
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Tweeting the Bible (BibleTech 2010)

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How people cited the Bible on Twitter, April 2009-February 2010. Discusses popular authors, author locations, popular verses, popular verses, cross-references, and how people used the Bible to respond to a few events during the year.

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Tweeting the Bible (BibleTech 2010)

  1. 1. Tweeting the Bible<br />Stephen Smith<br />BibleTech 2010<br />March 26, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Methodology<br />Twitter Search and Stream APIs<br />“I like John 3:16”<br />“I like 1 Jn 3:16”<br />Simple statistical analysis<br />“Quality is Job 1”<br />“Time 4 Matt 2 go to bed”<br />www.openbible.info/realtime<br />
  3. 3. Key Stats: Apr 7, 2009-Feb 28, 2010<br />2,292,836 tweets<br />340,564 authors<br />16,580,449 verses referenced<br />
  4. 4. Tweets per Day Citing the Bible<br />
  5. 5. Cumulative Tweets Citing the Bible<br />
  6. 6. Composition of Tweets, per Day<br />
  7. 7. Percentage Composition of Tweets per Month<br />
  8. 8. Number of Tweets per Author<br />
  9. 9. Number of Tweets vs. Retweets by Author (Detail)<br />
  10. 10. Authors by Location<br />
  11. 11. Number of Authors by U.S. County<br />
  12. 12. Number of Authors by U.S. State<br />
  13. 13. Number of Authors by Country (excluding U.S.)<br />
  14. 14. Number of Tweets vs. Retweets by Author (Detail)<br />
  15. 15. Number of Tweets vs. Retweets by Author<br />
  16. 16. #1 Bible Tweeter<br />faithclubdotnet<br />88,576 tweets<br />9,203 retweets<br />2,814 followers<br />
  17. 17. Three Top Retweeted Authors<br />JohnPiper<br />444 tweets<br />13,493 retweets<br />64,000 followers<br />RevRunWisdom<br />69 tweets<br />31,571 retweets<br />850,000 followers<br />RickWarren<br />202 tweets<br />15,539 retweets<br />83,000 followers<br />
  18. 18. Retweets by U.S. County<br />
  19. 19. Retweets by Country (excluding U.S.)<br />
  20. 20. Top 30 Popular Verses<br />
  21. 21.
  22. 22. Three Ways to Identify Bible Versions<br />Direct citations (“Matt 5:5 NLT”)70,368 tweets<br />Links to Bible websites (“ref.ly/Mt5.5;NLT”)120,556 tweets<br />Text matching (“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”)1,303,558 tweets<br />
  23. 23. Explicitly Cited Translations, Percentage by Day<br />
  24. 24. Explicitly Cited Translations, Percentage by Month<br />
  25. 25. Three Ways to Identify Bible Versions<br />Direct citations (“Matt 5:5 NLT”)70,368 tweets<br />Links to Bible websites (“ref.ly/Mt5.5;NLT”)120,556 tweets<br />Text matching (“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”)1,303,558 tweets<br />
  26. 26. Bible Sites Linked to, by Day<br />
  27. 27. Linked Translations, Percentage by Day<br />
  28. 28. Linked Translations, Percentage by Month<br />
  29. 29. Three Ways to Identify Bible Versions<br />Direct citations (“Matt 5:5 NLT”)70,368 tweets<br />Links to Bible websites (“ref.ly/Mt5.5;NLT”)120,556 tweets<br />Text matching (“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”)1,303,558 tweets<br />
  30. 30. Ambiguous Translation Overlap<br />
  31. 31. Derived Translations, Percentage by Day<br />
  32. 32. Derived Translations, Percentage by Month<br />
  33. 33. Percentage of Translations Reproducible from Tweets<br />
  34. 34. Reproducible Parts of Translations<br />ESV<br />HCSB<br />KJV<br />MSG<br /> NASB<br /> NIV<br /> NKJV<br /> NLT<br />
  35. 35. NASB Cross-References (95,000)<br />
  36. 36. NASB Cross-References (95,000)<br />Revelation<br />Gospels<br />Proverbs<br />Prophets<br />Axis<br />Trident<br />Halo<br />
  37. 37. ESV Cross-References (80,000)<br />
  38. 38. NIV Cross-References (55,000)<br />
  39. 39. Twitter Cross-References (20,000)<br />
  40. 40. Twitter Cross-References (20,000)<br />Revelation<br />Gospels<br />Proverbs<br />Axis<br />
  41. 41. Haiti<br />“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”<br />Psalm 34:18 NIV<br />
  42. 42. Obama<br />“Let his days be few; let another take his office.” <br />Psalm 109:8 NASB<br />
  43. 43. New Moon<br />“Your New Moon festivals and your appointed feasts my soul hates. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.”<br />Isaiah 1:14 NIV<br />
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  45. 45. www.openbible.info/realtime<br />stephen.smith@gmail.com<br />

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