Trump Tweet Analysis Says He's an Angry Android User

By Gary Cutlack on at

A man gazing -- probably in horror while thinking about nuclear war -- at the tweets of Donald Trump claims to have noticed a pattern in the output. The device data appears to show that the angriest tweets are posted by Trump himself, with other tweets posted by an army of users on different devices. The clear inference being we're all doomed.

The analysis is based on one simple hypothesis: "When Trump wishes the Olympic team good luck, he’s tweeting from his iPhone. When he’s insulting a rival, he’s usually tweeting from an Android. Is this an artifact showing which tweets are Trump’s own and which are by some handler?"

The short answer would appear to be yes, with Data Scientist Dave Robertson concluding: "...the Android tweets are angrier and more negative, while the iPhone tweets tend to be benign announcements and pictures," with the telltale signs being the time of day Trump tweets (early), his manner of sticking with the manual style of retweet where he pastes the entire original into his new message, plus the way the iPhone tweeters tend to include photos to jazz up the messages.

But at least it shows Trump's an Android user. We might get on with him if we can steer the conversation around to the safe ground of OS versions and NFC wallets. There's a tip for world leaders. Get him on to battery consuming apps. [Variance Explained]

Want more updates from Gizmodo UK? Make sure to check out our @GizmodoUK Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.