The @mdetweets @lukehellier Twitter Echo-Chamber

This tweet from @fakebrodkorb (aka Charlie Quimby) cracked me up:

@mdetweets @lukehellier Echo-Chamber

Charlie reads Luke Hellier’s tweets so we don’t have to. After stumbling upon particularly redundant Twitter behavior, he dropped that comment. So, what was Charlie referring to? It started with this tweet from Luke Hellier at 12:29pm on January 15th:

@mdetweets @lukehellier Echo-Chamber

Within the same minute, Luke Hellier twittered out the exactly message on the @mdetweets account:

@mdetweets @lukehellier Echo-Chamber

A full nine minutes later (12:38), Luke Hellier resent the same exact message, but punched it up a bit with the addition of the #sd26special hashtag:

@mdetweets @lukehellier Echo-Chamber

21 minutes later, that one caught Ben Golnik’s eye (12:59), and earned a retweet from someone with essentially the same followers:

@mdetweets @lukehellier Echo-Chamber

52 minutes later (1:51), Luke Hellier tweeted the same thing, again, but riffed off Golnik’s rewrite:

@mdetweets @lukehellier Echo-Chamber

One minute later (1:52), Luke Hellier retweeted himself using the @mdetweets account:

@mdetweets @lukehellier Echo-Chamber

Nine minutes later (2:01), Joe Schomaker finally got the hint and retweeted Luke Hellier’s most recent version of his repeat tweets from his own account:

@mdetweets @lukehellier Echo-Chamber

That’s a lot of tweeting.

So, what does Luke Hellier tweeting, retweeting, repeatedly tweeting, and being retweeted by other political operatives gain? According to bit.ly, not much. Here is a chart of how many clicks all of this tweets received in aggregate:

@mdetweets @lukehellier bit.ly Performance

And here are the locations of those who clicked:

@mdetweets @lukehellier bit.ly Performance

Forty one total clicks, with 33 coming from people somewhere in the United States. Here is the breakdown of follower count of those who tweeted or retweeted the link:

Luke Hellier: 511 followers
Ben Golnik: 393
MDETweets: 380
Joe Schomacker NexusPolitics: 81

Clearly, there is some overlap between each of those accounts, but we know that there were 511 recipients of the link Luke Hellier tweeted three times from his own account.

Perhaps the reason Luke Hellier can’t get anyone other than two political operatives to care about this particular issue is because of write-ups like this one from Charlie Quimby where he explains what’s going on in a rational reasonable manner.

Related: Joe Schomacker describes himself as a public speaking enthusiast, but hasn’t had an original thought on Twitter in 10 days. Are his public speeches original thoughts or party regurgitations as well?

2 thoughts on “The @mdetweets @lukehellier Twitter Echo-Chamber”

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  2. FYI, Joe Schomacker is the Republican Party of Minnesota’s field organizer for Minnesota’s First Congressional District. Let me hazard a guess that he’s not being paid to think original thoughts.

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