205. That’s how many times the word “nerd” was used. This is just one piece of data I pulled from the tweets of a three day video game conference in Boston called PAX East. The event started at 10 AM on Friday morning and continued through to 6 PM Sunday evening. In that time I captured 10,256 tweets from 3,109 twitterers.
Based on some of the top words that appeared in the #PAXeast twitterverse, you could say something like the following to summarize the event:
“I had an awesome (410) time at PAX East this year. While there was way too much waiting (230) in line (565) to play (295) my favorite game (462) I did have a lot of fun (289)! I sat in on many a panel (723) discussion and every night there was a great party (219). The late night Jenga (93) was excellent. The new Portal (112) game was on display as well as the new Poke (78) games. The Ubisoft (34) booth was amazing! The new Duke (106) Nukem booth was crowded too, but attendees were upset that this exhibitor broke with PAX East policy and had numerous booth babes (51). The highlight for me was seeing Curt (15) Schilling from 38 Studios (2) walking the floor. When PAX East returns next year I think I’ll wear my kilt (45)!
A few choice nuggets of data include which devices attendees used to tweet from most (below):
Of the 123 different Twitter tools used, here were the top 10 (below):
The Top 20 Tweeters accounted for about 10% of the tweet traffic (below):
Approximately 1,901 URLs were shared, with 1,701 of those being unique. The Top 20 links that made the rounds include (below):
It was great to see such a popular event like this in Boston. I heard over 60,000 attendees joined in from all over the globe. I just hope the show’s organizers don’t schedule next year’s PAX during the same time as SXSW (250). 😉