Friday, 11 January 2013

New Year Tweets

Happy New Year to all.
Sending Christmas SMS messages has been a big tradition in many European and Asian countries since late 1990s. Over the past two years, SMS volume has started showing sharp declines in several European markets. In this blog, we look at how Londoners have used Twitter on New Year Eve.
Just under 400,000 tweets containing New Year were posted within a 20 miles radius from central London from the 31st of December to the first of January. With 114,000, or 29% of tweets, from 11PM to 1PM.
If we look close to the time around midnight (i.e. by minute), we can see that most tweets were within minutes of 12.

From a geographical perspective, the tweets are most dense in and around central London and the river where most festivities have taken place.The following table lists the most retweeted messages. Surprisingly very few replies to the lone tweeters out there considering that 400,000 messages were tweeted! Maybe other means of communication are more effective!

Total 285
@Harry_Styles Happy new year 31
@AllyBrooke Ally, Eu te amoo my little princess!Youre important to me!Please, follow me! for me start 2013 happy! Happy new year! 21
@justinbieber happy new year 15
@Harry_Styles happy new year! 12
@justinbieber HAPPY NEW YEAR! 7
@DaniellePeazer HAPPY NEW YEAR 6
@JoshDevineDrums Happy New Year 6

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Worse UK recession since the 1930s

In this blog, we look at the UK Gross domestic product (GDP). We compare GDP now and in the past and how previous

The UK is officially stuck in its second recession in three years after the economy unexpectedly shrank by 0.3% between January and March. A technical recession is defined as two or more consecutive quarters of economic decline.

The data we have gathered from Office for National Statistics covers change in GDP going back to 1948, total GDP and GDP per capita. The number are adjusted for inflation.

The figures show this recession is now worse than the 1930s.