Jordan

His Majesty King Abdullah II joined Twitter as the Jordan’s Royal Hashemite Court on 21 April 2013, almost four years after his wife @QueenRania. The Jordan government’s and the foreign ministry’s institutional accounts are linked to their respective Facebook pages.

Queen of Jordan Rania Al Abdullah

Queen Rania, who describes herself as “A mum and a wife with a really cool day job...” started tweeting personally on 8 May 2009, during the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Jordan. About a year before she was on Twitter, she launched her YouTube channel to engage with Middle-Eastern users. In an interview on Techcrunch she said she believed that Twitter is a great way to share her concerns with people across the world, to hear their ideas, and to motivate them to support her causes. Queen Rania tweets regularly and actively engages with her followers. Her tweets are in English and Arabic often sharing links to pictures on her Instagram account. Her tweets cover local, regional and international issues including education, health, youth and community empowerment, and more personal tweets like photos of herself and her family. Queen Rania conducted her first Twitter interview in June 2009 at the World Economic Forum held at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

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Rania Al Abdullah

@QueenRania

A mum and a wife with a really cool day job...

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:1,117
Following:214
Followers:3,388,404
Joined Twitter: 04/29/2009
Language: English/Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.55
Retweets: 6%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.19
Replies/Tweet: 0.06
Tweets retweeted: 78%
Most mentioned @UNICEF (10), @MadrasatiJo (10), @jordanriverfdn (9), @wef (8), @Davos (6), @QueenRania (6), @AhmadShararJO (4), @JoVolunteers (4), @carlitarocks (4), @join1goal (3)

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Royal Court of Jordan RHC

The Royal Hashemite Court launched its Twitter account on 18 April 2013 just before a visit of King Abdullah to Washington. The royal account chronicles the activities of His Majesty King Abdullah II in English and in Arabic, often sharing pictures of his meetings and state visits and videos of his speeches. The account also posts useful infographics including his key messages and position papers. Most of the royal tweets have hashtags like #jordan #jo and in Arabic # الأردن. As with many other royal accounts the @RHCJO isn’t following any other Twitter user and not even King Abdullah’s wife @QueenRania.

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RHC

@RHCJO

الديوان الملكي الهاشمي - The Royal Hashemite Court. تغريدات جلالة الملك عبدالله الثاني تنتهي بـ Tweets from His Majesty King Abdullah II are signed #ABH

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:4,517
Following:0
Followers:61,305
Joined Twitter: 04/18/2013
Language: Arabic/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 7.55
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.13
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 99%
Most mentioned @nu_online (80), @UN (78), @QueenRania (26), @RoyalJordanian (18), @DemoqratiJo (14), @NATO (13), @alhayatdaily (12), @NATOWales (12), @European_Union (11), @JrtvMedia (8)

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Prime Minister of Jordan د. عبدالله النسور

The Twitter account of Jordan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour was created in February 2011 and is automatically tweeting links to his Facebook page where he has 139,000 likes. @DrEnsour does not engage with other Twitter users through retweets, @mentions or @replies and isn’t following any other Twitter user. The account tweets exclusively in Arabic about the prime minister’s activities.

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د. عبدالله النسور

@DrEnsour

Prime Minister - Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Peer connections (as of November 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:1,883
Following:0
Followers:5,259
Joined Twitter: 02/10/2011
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.39
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet:
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 31%
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Government of Jordan Prime Ministry JO

The Jordanian government started to tweet in 2010 under former Prime Minister Samir Al Rifai and was active until February 2011 when a new government came to power. Most of the tweets then focused on the election results, Al Rifai’s political visits, his speeches delivered in conferences and events as well as TV interviews. The account was abandoned for two and a half years but was revived and verified in October 2013. The institutional account tweets news about the government and posts automatically from Facebook.

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Prime Ministry JO

@PrimeMinistry

The Prime Ministry of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Email: Twitter@pm.gov.jo

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:1,218
Following:1,616
Followers:27,536
Joined Twitter: 09/05/2010
Language: Arabic/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.8
Retweets: 2%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.1
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 58%
Most mentioned @SamirAlRifai (25), @PrimeMinistry (7), @NadaAbandah (6), @noornet (5), @Allouh (5), @DeliveryUnitJOR (4), @bataleh (4), @5hadz (4), @Thiab (3), @NoHonorInCrime (3)

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Foreign Minister of Jordan Nasser S. Judeh

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh tweets personally from his Blackberry, although his Twitter activity has somewhat slowed in 2014. @NasserJudeh is well connected with his peers, mutually following twelve other foreign ministers. He often mentions his peers in his tweets, most notably Bahrain’s @KhalidAlKhalifa. Nasser Judeh tweets in English and Arabic and the main topics of his tweets are his foreign visits and the outcomes of those visits in relation to Jordan. Judeh’s tweets are full of personal insights about his work and experiences as a minister, both locally and internationally.

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Nasser S. Judeh

@NasserJudeh

Proud to serve my beloved Jordan

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:2,302
Following:173
Followers:56,320
Joined Twitter: 06/12/2009
Language: English/Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.21
Retweets: 8%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.73
Replies/Tweet: 0.47
Tweets retweeted: 39%
Most mentioned @khalidalkhalifa (62), @MohannedA (39), @tarawnah (35), @Deema22 (33), @ABZayed (32), @Shusmo (30), @avinunu (27), @carlbildt (25), @MichaelNazzal (24), @HaninSh (24)

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Foreign Ministry of Jordan Foreign Ministry

The Jordanian foreign ministry started using Twitter on 17 February 2010 to share news of conferences, events, and meetings that are attended by Foreign Minister @NasserJudeh who is frequently mentioned in the tweets. The account mostly tweets in Arabic with most tweets linking back to www.petra.gov.jo, the website of the official Jordan News Agency.

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Foreign Ministry

@ForeignMinistry

The Foreign Ministry of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Tel:5735160-5735150 Fax:5733176

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:1,070
Following:978
Followers:35,291
Joined Twitter: 02/17/2010
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.68
Retweets: 5%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.3
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 67%
Most mentioned @addthis (131), @NasserJudeh (116), @ForeignMinistry (6), @steitiyeh (3), @wolfblitzer (3), @StateDept (3), @LiveMG (3), @QuitSmokingJo (2), @AliOmari (2), @SkyNews (2)

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