Georgia

The entire Georgian leadership is on Twitter. President Giorgi Margvelashvili occasionally tweets on his personal account, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili from an institutional account and Foreign Minister Maia Phanjikidze also has a personal Twitter account which is dormant.

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President Margvelashvili, who stresses in his Twitter bio that was elected with more than 62% of the votes, sent his first tweet on 20 January 2014. His Twitter activity is limited with less than 92 tweets so far and never an @mention nor an @reply to other users. The account chronicles his official meetings with many formal photos but with few personal views on domestic and international issues. His most popular tweet is about protecting “the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the #Ukraine.” In terms of connection, President Girogi Margvelashvili follows 23 other world leaders but he is not followed back by any of them.

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President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili was elected on October 27, 2013 with more than 62% of the vote

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:150
Following:236
Followers:1,863
Joined Twitter: 12/13/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.52
Retweets: 11%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.4
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 77%
Most mentioned @cbabdullahgul (6), @GeorgianRugby (3), @presidentaz (3), @poroshenko (3), @GEORGIARUGBY (3), @ISAFmedia (2), @fhollande (2), @EastPartnership (2), @RT_Erdogan (2), @euHvR (2)

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Government of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili

The institutional account of the Georgian prime minister started to tweet on 25 October 2012, the day former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili took office. The account was handed over to his successor, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, who tweets on average once every three days in English. The Georgian prime minister shares links to his political initiatives and interviews and the stream contains numerous handshake photos during official meetings with other leaders. The account is not very active in terms of retweets and @replies but it is worth noting that he often engages with other users via @mentions of his international peers which are included in two-thirds of his tweets. The most popular tweet is about Georgia's solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

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Irakli Garibashvili

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Official twitter channel of the Prime Minister of Georgia

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:269
Following:569
Followers:33,911
Joined Twitter: 10/14/2011
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.36
Retweets: 3%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.7
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 95%
Most mentioned @GovernmentGeo (7), @euHvR (6), @EBRD (6), @BarackObama (5), @Davos (5), @StefanFuleEU (5), @MunSecConf (5), @Geoparliament (5), @presidentaz (4), @RT_Erdogan (3)

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The Georgian government also set up an institutional account on 3 December 2013 announcing the meeting between Prime Minister Garibashvili and the French Minister for Foreign Trade; it tweets little more than once a day in English. The stream is all about prime minister’s political agenda and official meetings often @mentioning the @PrimeMinisterGE account. Since 30 April 2014 the government in Tbilisi also tweets in Abkhaz on @govgeoabkhaz, the language of the breakaway region of Abkhazia. The account has shared only three pictures so far and the only world leaders it follows are @BarackObama, @CarlBildt and the @EU_Commission.

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Official Twitter Channel of Georgian Government

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:290
Following:37
Followers:1,128
Joined Twitter: 12/03/2013
Language: English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.86
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.97
Replies/Tweet: 0.45
Tweets retweeted: 32%
Most mentioned @PrimeMinisterGE (184), @GovernmentGeo (8), @NSS2014 (6), @BarackObama (5), @fhollande (4), @EU_Commission (2), @WorldBank (2), @LSEplc (2), @coe (2), @euHvR (2)

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The institutional account of the Georgian ministry of foreign affairs has chosen its building in Tbilisi as the header image. The account tweets on average less than once a day both in English and sometimes in Georgian since May 2011 sharing mostly statements from the ministry’s website. The account regularly posts videos from YouTube but only one photo has been shared that depicts Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze with her French and German counterparts. The account is not very conversational, it never @replies to other users and almost all of the few retweets are tweets of former President @SaakashviliM. Hashtags are never used and the most mentioned accounts are @YouTube. The @MFAgovge account is followed by 41 other peers, but is mutually connected only with Swedish foreign minister @CarlBildt and the Lithuanian foreign ministry @LithuaniaMFA.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:837
Following:90
Followers:4,061
Joined Twitter: 05/28/2011
Language: English/Georgian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.67
Retweets: 10%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.14
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 17%
Most mentioned @YouTube (47), @your (47), @maiaphanjikidze (11), @Livestream (3), @MFAgovge (2), @Eka_ia (2), @StateDept (1), @vigenin (1), @MargvelashviliG (1), @thehill (1)

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