Richard Branson & Twitter – What On Earth? (2019-10-01)

What’s up. Today we did a very comprehensive analysis of Richard Branson’s Twitter activity. Let’s get started. First, the primary metrics: as of 2019-10-01, Richard Branson (@richardbranson) has 12664542 Twitter followers, is following 3893 people, has tweeted 24331 times, has liked 379 tweets, has uploaded 14.8K photos and videos and has been on Twitter since August 2007.

Going from the top of the page to the bottom, their latest tweet, at the time of writing, has 28 replies, 32 retweets and 182 likes, their second latest tweet has 26 replies, 41 reweets and 277 likes, their third latest tweet has 47 replies, 25 retweets and 592 likes, their fourth latest tweet has 163 replies, 119 retweets and 2,592 likes and their fifth latest tweet has 6 replies, 20 retweets and 119 likes. (We could keep going, but we think you get the idea… 😛)


Going through Richard Branson’s last couple-dozen tweets (plus retweets), the one we consider the most popular, having generated a whopping 163 direct replies at the time of writing, is this:

That really seems to have caused quite a bit of discussion, having also had 119 retweets and 2592 likes.


Now what about Richard Branson’s least popular tweet in the recent past (again, including retweets)? We reckon it’s this one:

That only had 2 direct replies, 24 retweets and 164 likes.


We did a lot of of research into Richard Branson’s Twitter activity, looking through what people are saying in response to them, their likes/retweet numbers compared to what they were before, the amount of positive/negative responses and so on. We won’t drone on and on about the numbers, so our verdict is this: we say the online sentiment for Richard Branson on Twitter right now is good.

We’ll leave it there for today. Thanks for visiting, and drop a comment if you agree or disagree with me. Just don’t write anything too mean.

Glenn Clinton

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