Chris Juby

Every chapter of the Bible in 140 characters or less.

I summarised the Bible on Twitter between Aug 2010 and Nov 2013 - one tweet per chapter, one chapter per day.

The @biblesummary account peaked at over 30,000 followers, and was featured in the news all over the world.

Find out about the project here, or feel free to get in contact.

Stats

In celebration of passing 1000 words yesterday and 15,000 followers this morning, I've put up a Stats page.

Here are a few slightly geeky observations, appropriate for a post entitled 'Stats'...

You can get about 25 words to a tweet. The average on my stats page says 23.9, but that doesn't include the reference at the beginning of each summary.

I'm averaging 137.5 characters per tweet. If I continue at that rate, the full summary will be 163,487.5 characters long. (How am I going to do that half-character?) That's actually less than I would have guessed.

I've included 'change in followers' as one of the categories. There's usually a drop in followers for a couple of hours immediately after I post, but an increase of about 20-40 overall by the next morning.

If the current rate of growth continues I'll have about 50,000 followers when I finish the project. I've been gaining 20-40 followers each day for a couple of weeks now (excluding the days when Bible Summary is mentioned in the news etc.) so I'm guessing that will be the average. But who knows - maybe everyone will decide to unfollow one day after a particularly poor summary somewhere in Leviticus!

And a bonus, not from the Stats page...

Wyoming is holding out as the only US state not to send a visitor to www.biblesummary.info. Google Analytics informs me that I've had visitors from 115 countries and all 49 other US states.

Tags: progress website

Comments

akaGaGa

Well, I wish I knew someone from Wyoming to send your way, but I don't know. Maybe it's because there aren't that many?

Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate what you're doing. I'm especially looking forward to the day it's done. Then when I want to find a particular story and don't remember where it is, (which happens often) I can look through the archives!

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