Boni Yayi, the President of Benin has linked his Twitter feed to his Facebook page where he has 25 times more followers than on Twitter.
Peer connections (as of 1 July 2012)
- follows unilaterally (0)
- followed unilaterally by (4)
- follows mutually (0)
The presidential tweets are automatically generated from his Facebook page where his team regularly posts the latest press releases and speeches of the president in French. The account is also linked to his YouTube page, automatically tweeting “I have uploaded a video to YouTube…” Since joining Twitter on 30 December 2009 the president has never tweeted personally nor has he ever @mentioned or @replied any other Twitter user. Not surprisingly the presidential account isn’t very popular. His most popular tweet, re-tweeted only five times, is a summary of an interview he gave to French Radio International about the situation in Mali.