Post Activity Report 24th Sep - 30th Sep

in stats •  7 months ago

We have had a very interesting week on the Steem Blockchain! The witnesses and Steemit Inc. have done a great job to get HF20 over the line and it feels like activity can now begin to return to normal, and go to the next level.

This weekly report provides a snapshot of posting activity on the Steem Blockchain for the past 7 days.

  • How many accounts are active?
  • Who is posting?

I was particularly interested to see how the different cohorts of users responded to the Hardfork.

This week there was a large drop in number of posts down from 135k (a few weeks ago) to just 68k over the past 7 days.

The Last weekly report is available for comparison Post Activity Report 22nd Aug - 28th Aug

Focusing on the numbers/frequency of posts (i.e. ignoring payouts) we can get a feel for who is posting as well as the level of account activity.

We separately analyse the frequency of posting activity by:

  • Reputation of Author
  • Steem Power
  • Date of Joining
  • Automated vs Manual Posts
    This Automated/Manual categorisation is based on frequency of posting activity over the last 7 days

The data for this report is sourced from steemsql by @arcange

Posts per Day (ex comments)

In the past 7 days there was a total of 68k posts from 21k unique accounts. That gives an average of 3 posts in the week for authors that were posting. The next graphs shows the breakdown of these figures on a daily basis.

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  • The mean number of Posts per day was 9.8k
  • The mean number of Accounts posting per day was 6k
  • Posts are at less than half the level they were before the hardfork.

Daily counts give a high level overview but we can examine subdivisions or groups of authors to get further insights into who is posting.

The colour in the following graphs represent different cohorts of Steemit Accounts.


It can take a while to build your reputation and the system is designed so that it is easy to lose it. You don't want to get downvotes from people with higher Rep!

The next few graphs examine how many posts per day are made by people of different Reputations.


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Steem Power

Steem is a stake weighted platform. If you have more stake your vote is worth more.

The next few graphs examine how many posts per day are made by people with different levels of Steem Power.


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Account Duration

The first accounts were created in April 2016. We are now over the 1.1m account mark. Absolute number is important but retention is also important.

  • How many people who joined over the course of the last year are still posting?
  • Who is creating the bulk of the daily content?

The next few graphs examine how many posts per day are made by people that have been on Steemit for different lengths of time.


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Automated Accounts

If there is one, what is the number of comments a day that we could use to identify automated accounts?
I would propose anything higher than 4 posts per day (on average) uses some sort of automation. This number may not be correct but it's a starting point for our analysis.

Automated accounts may post daily reports or in some cases may just be people spamming the system with low quality content or content copied from other sources. Not all automated posts are bad and some provide a useful function such as daily statistics, market analysis etc. Splitting out these automated accounts will be more relevant for comment activity however it's also worth tracking for posts.

The next few graphs examine the daily posts that are in some way automated.


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If your looking for more daily statistics:

  • @arcange produces daily reports with really useful data.

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What area of this report did you find most useful?
I would love any feedback to improve or clarify any of this analysis.

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It would be interesting to see in comparison to the first week of HF 20 running now 😊 @peekbit

It is certainly interesting to see by the graphs how this week played out.

Lovely detailed analysis... a real evolution in clartity with the nice colour coding... clearly shows the relarionship beteen 'status' and higher levels of output.

No surprise there I guess.

NB yr categories are overlapping!

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thank you for this @eroche, it was a very interesting week and its good to see the improvements on the 29th. I don't think it will take us to long to get back to full normal activity

Just perfect. Bad timming but perfect analysis.

Last time we'll see a large drop after a hardfork. Testnet is coming.

Nice. By 4 posts a day as a bot do you mean top level posts? 4 comments a day would be normal I would think?