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SIOP 2017: Twitter Analytics and Dataset

2017 May 24

It’s been about a month since SIOP 2017. I had a whole series of post-SIOP posts planned, but due to a death in the family, my schedule’s gone upside down! But never fear, dear reader, because I’m going to post them anyway!

All of these posts will center on my major takeaway from SIOP 2017: change is afoot.  One of the ways I noticed it was the increasingly rapid shift towards technology in the conference program. When I joined SIOP over a decade ago, there were maybe one or two sessions that had anything to do with technology research. These days, you cannot escape it; there’s a significant awareness that if we don’t engage technology head on, we’re going to be left behind.

One prominent outlet for technology engagement is Twitter. When I first started paying attention to Twitter during SIOP in 2011, there was not enough activity to write about.  This year, the #siop17 hashtag had 1631 posts between April 24 and May 2, which is the SIOP conference plus a few days around the outside.  A total of 282 unique Twitter accounts used the hashtag.  Considering the importance of SIOP, I feel confident saying that this captures most Twitter users in the I/O psychology Twitterverse.  With roughly 8000 SIOP members, I would hazard a guess that this means about 3.5% of SIOP is on Twitter (and maybe 7% of conference attendees).  Not big, but not tiny, and catching up to the US numbers (about 7% of the US population is on Twitter). So what better way to celebrate the trend toward embracing technology than some Twitter analytics?

If you’d like to play with this dataset yourself, feel free to download it here. I’ll be putting together some visualizations…eventually…so if you’d rather beat me to it and show off your R or Tableau skills, feel free.

For now, here are some high-level summary tables.

Most Active #siop17 Users

  1. (146) @SIOPtweets
  2. (75) @ghiovanni_m
  3. (59) @IBMWatsonTalent
  4. (52) @HugoMunsterberg
  5. (50) @TedHayes007
  6. (39) @DrCattell
  7. (34) @LewisGarrad
  8. (32) @allietumminia
  9. (32) @lisa_s_moore
  10. (28) @HoganAssessment

Most Retweeted Tweets

  1. (14) @SIOPtweets: #SIOP17 We have a new record! 4638 registrants so far- Welcome to Orlando! pic.twitter.com/RGJJSkvIth
  2. (14) @LewisGarrad: Great Teams Are About Personalities, Not Just Skills #SIOP17 http://bit.ly/2qfDKVj pic.twitter.com/GtF18w4Efg
  3. (13) @DDIworld: Congratulations, @EvanSinar for being saluted as one of the @SIOPtweets 2017 Fellows! #SIOP17 pic.twitter.com/ZIbTtrNLPS
  4. (11) @AimeeGthePHD: GRIT-same wine, new bottle? Compelling data showing construct overlap. Are we really just measuring conscientiousness and ambition? #SIOP17 pic.twitter.com/DuChgea97D”
  5. (11) @EvanSinar: Filing away my #SIOP17 program – tho rarely opened or carried with me onsite thanks to Whova’s awesomeness! Great work @DrZackHorn and team!pic.twitter.com/jEWvCMvlej
  6. (10) @TRPoeppelman: Congratulations @EvanSinar for being awarded Fellow at #SIOP17 – Exceptionally well deserved. #prestigiousaward #soproud @SIOPtweetspic.twitter.com/Dw9ZvDGEdJ
  7. (10) @BoArmstrong: Let’s go ahead and start off on the right foot. It’s #SIOP17, not #SIOP2017. Follow @SIOPtweets!
  8. (9) @ALOstasis: Congrats to @stevenrogelberg on receiving the inaugural SIOP Humanitarian Award! #SIOP17 #IOPsych
  9. (9) @rnlanders: #SIOP President Mort McPhail: Replicability, oversaturation of theory, and dissemination are the key existential issues facing us #siop17
  10. (9) @PeterReiley: #SIOP17: Come IGNITE solutions to help #military #veterans transition into the workforce | @SIOPtweets #IOPsych | http://ow.ly/Btp430baVJ1 pic.twitter.com/IQteX0gX6K

Most Favorited Tweets

  1. (45) @SIOPtweets: #SIOP17 We have a new record! 4638 registrants so far- Welcome to Orlando! pic.twitter.com/RGJJSkvIth
  2. (37) @HugoMunsterberg: To the #SIOP17 newbie in the next hotel room: You’ve practiced enough. It’s not the Gettysburg Address you’ll be mumbling through tomorrow.
  3. (34) @MikeZickar: At the #SIOP17 session on social media, hoping that someone will stand up and say, “I am @HugoMunsterberg!”pic.twitter.com/jbSfEOr3Ul
  4. (34) @rnlanders: #SIOP17 closing plenary with @NASA has convinced me that sometimes job performance measures can be dichotomous #didntcrashintoaplanet
  5. (33) @Aaron_Kraus: Session Update: Generations are more similar than different and everyone got a trophy. #IOPsych #SIOP17 #Millennialspic.twitter.com/lRUZVn0owZ
  6. (25) @DDIworld: Congratulations, @EvanSinar for being saluted as one of the @SIOPtweets 2017 Fellows! #SIOP17 pic.twitter.com/ZIbTtrNLPS
  7. (24) @VeronicaRabelo_: Thank you to all the custodians, housekeepers, chefs, + other service workers who make #SIOP17 possible!! You the real MVPs!! #SIOP2017
  8. (23) @ALOstasis: Cheers to a great conference. Eagerly awaiting next year in Chicago! #SIOP17 @SIOPtweetspic.twitter.com/OqAGYkilY2
  9. (23) @BoArmstrong: If I fail my comps tomorrow, I might just stay in Orlando as a park attendant. #SIOP17
  10. (22) @chris_cerasoli: Congratulations to @EvanSinar on being awarded Fellow at #SIOP17 @SIOPtweets #IOPsychpic.twitter.com/G1nFNFosr9

Tweets with the Most Replies

  1. (6) @rnlanders: “IO is harder than rocket science.” Wow. Let’s see if we can pat our ourselves on the back even harder. #siop17
  2. (5) @DrCattell: Considering doing an informal “best poster award” from me & @HugoMunsterberg @ #SIOP17 Hugo, you down? Bless us with your esteemed criteria!
  3. (4) @KatherineSliter: Celebrated Friday night at #SIOP17 by getting vomited on by my baby. Four times. #parenting #nofunforme #lifewithkids
  4. (3) @MikeZickar: At the #SIOP17 session on social media, hoping that someone will stand up and say, “I am @HugoMunsterberg!”pic.twitter.com/jbSfEOr3Ul
  5. (3) @BoArmstrong: If I fail my comps tomorrow, I might just stay in Orlando as a park attendant. #SIOP17
  6. (3) @MikeZickar: Loved all the energy at #SIOP17 but good to have a little work recovery time. I hope you all can get a nap on the couch before Mon hits! pic.twitter.com/znz2h3ysEg
  7. (3) @IOSyIslam: Some last minute #SIOP17 preparation b4 my flight tomorrow Looking 4ward 2 seeing friends & colleagues at the premier #IOpsych conference!pic.twitter.com/YNBAIACjff
  8. (3) @mchetta_phd: Why don’t we do a social media panel in Chicago..build on the panel that @surveyguy2 @TRPoeppelman @EvanSinar and others did at #SIOP17 ?
  9. (3) @HugoMunsterberg: When’s the best time to walk unannounced into “”100 Yrs of I-O Research”” to receive my unsolicited laurels? Beginning, middle or end? #SIOP17
  10. (3) @RMendelsonPhD: Already saw #TwitterFamous peeps at #SIOP17. @surveyguy2, @mchetta_phd, @MikeZickar, and @dwbracken. Where are @Aaron_Kraus and @IOSyIslam?
  11. (3) @allietumminia: What features of a person’s LinkedIn account make them more hireable? 1) Profile length 2) Profile picture & 3) # of connections #SIOP17
  12. (3) @BoArmstrong: Creativity = Fluency, Flexibility, & Originality, but is Originality not a circular definition of creativity? #SIOP17 Please explain.
  13. (3) @DrCattell: I’m broadening to all formats: So far we have: 1) “”Too many cooks”” 2) “”Redundant Again”” award 3) “”Worst joke in Title”” What else? #SIOP17 https://twitter.com/HugoMunsterberg/status/856505988001787904″
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  1. Jayne Tegge permalink
    May 25, 2017

    Happy to update your post with the news that SIOP membership has reached an all-time high of 9767 members!

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