I know, I know, you’ve already seen and played Wordle. Me too! Since lots of people share their results on social media (e.g. Twitter) did you know you can do this with twarc:

$ twarc2 counts --granularity day --csv --archive '🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩' wordle-counts.csv

Note, this requires having academic research turned on for your Twitter app, which lets you use the --archive option to go back past a week in history.

Update: January 31, 2022, NYT announced they are buying Wordle:

Still climbing…

Update: February 7, 2022, a dip starting?!

Update: February 16, 2022, looks like a plateau.

Update: April 21, 2022, an unmistakable downward slide.

Update: April 2, 2023. Sharing has declined to a constant of about 25,000 per day.