Pope Francis & Twitter – What On Earth? (2019-11-12)

Hola! Today we did a serious analysis of Pope Francis’s Twitter activity. Let’s get started. These are the main things: as of 2019-11-12, Pope Francis (@Pontifex) has 18136922 Twitter followers, is following 8 people, has tweeted 2191 times, has liked 0 tweets, has uploaded 25 photos and videos and has been on Twitter since February 2012.

Going from the top of the page to the bottom, their latest tweet, at the time of writing, has 529 replies, 3,107 retweets and 15,496 likes, their second latest tweet has 568 replies, 3,638 reweets and 19,527 likes, their third latest tweet has 824 replies, 4,937 retweets and 26,500 likes, their fourth latest tweet has 740 replies, 5,918 retweets and 29,580 likes and their fifth latest tweet has 562 replies, 4,156 retweets and 22,484 likes. That gives you an idea of how much activity they usually get.


Going through Pope Francis’s last couple pages of tweets (including retweets), the one we consider the most popular, having caused a huge 1024 direct replies at the time of writing, is this:

That really seems to have caused quite a bit of discussion, having also had 5390 retweets and 30473 likes.


And what about Pope Francis’s least popular tweet in the recent past (including stuff they retweeted)? We say it’s this one:

That only had 260 direct replies, 1554 retweets and 6781 likes.


We did a lot of of digging into Pope Francis’s Twitter activity, looking through what people keep saying in response to them, their likes/retweet numbers compared to the past, the amount of positive/negative responses and more. We won’t bore you with the details, so our conclusion is this: we say the online sentiment for Pope Francis on Twitter right now is A-OK – most people like them.

That’s it for now. Thanks for coming, and write a comment if you disagree or agree with me. Just make sure to keep it civil.

Glenn Clinton

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