Gus 802 – Beyond the Valley of ObsessionPosted: March 9, 2014
Yep, that’s Gus’ Twitter Banner (note the ChuckButton influence).
It’s no secret that Gus is a prolific commenter on Little Green Footballs (previously documented on Diary of Daedelus). With the advent of Twitter, Gus found a new venue, and predictably became just as rabid as he is on LGF.
The BRC decided to re-open the Gus 802 Statistics Vault recently, and what we found was amusing, amazing and disturbing.
According to Twitter, @Gus_802 joined in January 2011, and as of this posting he’s got +97.5K Tweets to date. Twitter doesn’t keep exact figures, but the BRC does. Gus opened his Twitter account on 12 January 2011, and as of 6 March 2014 5:30PM PST he’d posted an astounding 97,124 Tweets. So let’s run the numbers.
@Gus_802 has been Tweeting for 3 years, 1 month, 23 days.
Assuming Gus_802 crashes out for 8 hours a night, we get
1,149 days x 16 hours/day = 18,384 hours available
97,124 Tweets /18,384 hours = 5.3 Tweets per hour average (tph) or approximately
One Tweet every 11.4 minutes, EVERY DAY.
Since Gus performs other bodily functions besides sleep, that’s an amazing amount of obsessive-compulsive Twitiarrhea. Now let’s figure out how many comments per hour Gus 802 contributes to The LGF Swamp.
From 11 October 2008 through 29 December 2013, Gus posted a total of 118,751 comments. 5 years, 2 months, 19 days equals 1,906 days.
Again, assuming 8 hours of apartment/garage/AMC Gremlin-rattling snoring, that’s 1,906 x 16 hours = 30,496 hours.
118,751 Comments / 30,496 hours = 3.9 Comments per hour (cph), or approximately
One LGF Comment every 15.4 minutes, EVERY DAY.
When we combine Gus’ Twitter and LGF Comment rates, the numbers are even more shocking: (5.3 tph + 3.9 cph) = 9.2 total responses per hour, or an average of
One post every 6-1/2 minutes EVERY DAY.
And that doesn’t include the time he spends to read comments/Tweets prior to responding. Who is capable of functioning with that rate of obsession? GUS 802.
Notes From The BRC Statistics Department:
1. A scatter plot of Date vs. time of day for every one of Gus’ comments. It supports an argument that until recently, Gus put in close to an 18-hour day at LGF. He was busy in the overnight threads but something changed in July 2010.
Possible explanations for the notable gaps:
May 2011-Jun 2011: Relocation to “Bay Area” followed by busy afternoons.
Nov 2011-Dec 2011: Asks Charles to delete his account
Apr 2013-Jun 2013: Unknown.
2. Gus quits Twitter, April 27, 2013.
[Related Gus802 stuff here.]