We take my first tweet on July 08, Screen shot 2013-02-20 at 11.41.38 AM

and convert it to epoch time.

date --date='08 Jul 2009 14:08 -0500' '+%s'
1247080080

My 1, 000th tweet takes place on Feb 20, 2013 @ 16:00.

date --date='20 Feb 2013 16:00 -0500' '+%s'
1361394000

The difference between the two dates in seconds …

echo "1361394000 - 1247080080"|bc
114313920

… and the average seconds between each tweet …

echo "scale=2;114313920 / 1000"|bc
114313.92

…for an average of …

echo "scale=2;114313.92 / 86400"|bc
1.32

… 1.32 days days per tweet, over 114,313,920 (plus or minus a maximum of 59) seconds!


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