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Saved report created at 27 Jul 2012, 18:55 UTC
Analysis of users whom BillGates follows
Seattle, WA
Influence:
84.14
Following:
119
Followers:
7,540,992
Days on:
1,129
Tweets:
563
Sharing things I'm learning through my foundation work and other interests...
We segment these users into a number of psychographic segments: including gender, location, Twitter activity, and more.

Next to each chart, you will find links that allow you to explore specific users in each segment. You can further sort these pop-up lists of users by follower count, tweet count, and so on.

Sample size: 119 of those whom @BillGates follows – view all »

Mapped locations of whom BillGates follows
Using the location field in Twitter accounts, we try to approximate the geographic location of up to 5,000 users and map them for you. This is an inexact procedure and so some points may be mapped incorrectly.
Influence scores of whom BillGates follows
Our influence score is our proprietary rating of a user's influence and engagement on Twitter. It ranges from 0 to 100, where higher scores generally indicate a person with greater influential activity on Twitter.
Breakdown
4
3.4%
30 to 39 »
4
3.4%
40 to 49 »
15
12.6%
50 to 59 »
18
15.1%
60 to 69 »
27
22.7%
70 to 79 »
36
30.3%
80 to 89 »
15
12.6%
90 to 100 »
Inferred gender of whom BillGates follows
Based on an analysis of users' profile data, when applicable and available, we guess their gender.
Breakdown
28
23.5%
male »
10
8.4%
female »
81
68.1%
undetermined »
Follower counts of whom BillGates follows
We've analyzed those whom BillGates follows and assembled this chart to show you the number of people who follow those users. This is a useful way to pinpoint those users with the most followers (and therefore clout).
Breakdown
9
7.6%
1k to 5k »
12
10.1%
5k to 10k »
30
25.2%
10k to 50k »
12
10.1%
50k to 100k »
27
22.7%
100k to 500k »
6
5%
500k to 1 million »
23
19.3%
1 million+ »
avg: 866,642.7, median: 75,485
Following counts of whom BillGates follows
Here we highlight the following counts of those whom BillGates follows. Generally, this is a less useful metric than the follower count (above). That said, we've found that people who follow a large number of users are often less "valuable" than those who follow fewer – this is because those people who follow a lot are less likely to comprehensively read their Twitter stream.
Breakdown
2
1.7%
none »
9
7.6%
1 to 49 »
8
6.7%
50 to 99 »
42
35.3%
100 to 499 »
21
17.6%
500 to 1k »
23
19.3%
1k to 5k »
9
7.6%
5k to 10k »
2
1.7%
10k to 50k »
1
0.8%
100k to 500k »
2
1.7%
500k to 1 million »
avg: 15,623.85, median: 472
Account ages of whom BillGates follows
The age of an account is an interesting way to measure value. Users who have been on Twitter for a while are early adopters, and generally more valuable than newbies. As well, there is a higher percentage of spam accounts in newer user segments (as Twitter has not yet cleared them out).
Breakdown
2
1.7%
6 to 12 months »
9
7.6%
1 to 2 years »
23
19.3%
2 to 3 years »
60
50.4%
3 to 4 years »
12
10.1%
4 to 5 years »
13
10.9%
5+ years »
Tweet recencies of whom BillGates follows
If a person hasn't tweeted recently, then their account may be dormant. These data are based on the date that Followerwonk last checked the user, so the dates may not be entirely precise, but they should give you a good idea of who is tweeting more recently than others. Protected accounts are excluded from this analysis.
Breakdown
27
22.7%
last hour »
58
48.7%
1 to 24 hours »
25
21%
1 to 7 days »
4
3.4%
7 to 30 days »
4
3.4%
1 to 3 months »
1
0.8%
3 to 6 months »
Total tweets of whom BillGates follows
If a user has a low total tweet count, they may not be a "real" user. Perhaps they tried Twitter and gave it up? On the other hand, those with a very large number of tweets might be avoided (they could be spammers, overwrought, or just too verbose!)
Breakdown
1
0.8%
1 to 49 »
13
10.9%
100 to 499 »
13
10.9%
500 to 1k »
55
46.2%
1k to 5k »
25
21%
5k to 10k »
11
9.2%
10k to 50k »
1
0.8%
50k to 100k »
avg: 5,395.46, median: 2,556
Languages of whom BillGates follows
This reveals the breakdown of languages of whom BillGates follows. It's worth noting that Twitter only allows users to pick between a few languages (English, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Korean, French, Russian, German, and Japanese). As well, many Twitter users who tweet primarily in a foreign language may still have their official language set to English.
Breakdown
119
100%
English »
Most active hours for whom BillGates follows
This chart provides a percentage breakdown of Twitter activity by hour of day for the analyzed users. We chart in Universal Co-ordinated Time (UTC) (also known as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)). Hover over each column to see your local time.
Bio word cloud of whom BillGates follows
To help make sense of the "biography" field of each Twitter user, we've assembled this word cloud which shows you the most frequently occuring words.
world – official – twitter – poverty – development – lives – health – global
Location word cloud of whom BillGates follows
Similar to the above word cloud, here we show you the relative frequency of words used in the "location" field of whom BillGates follows.
new york – washington – dc – ca