Saudi Arabia

King Salman of Saudi Arabia made a splash on Twitter when he became king in January 2015 more than doubliong his followers in the process. The government also has a Twitter account for its government portal tweeting @Saudiportal and the foreign ministry @KSAMOFA is quite active.

Tweets from Saudi Arabia leaders

Royal of Saudi Arabia سلمان بن عبدالعزيز

The official account of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia was set up on 9 January 2013 when he was still Crown Prince as @HRHPSalman. After his accession to the throne on 23 January the account was renamed to @KingSalman and his first tweets were retweeted several hundred thousand times and more than doubling his followers. @KingSalman doesn’t follow, retweet or respond to other Twitter users, but he did mention @BarackObama when he visited Saudi Arabia for the funeral of the late King Abdullah.

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سلمان بن عبدالعزيز

@KingSalman

الحساب الرسمي لخادم الحرمين الشريفين الملك سلمان بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود، ملك المملكة العربية السعودية

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:290
Following:0
Followers:2,530,526
Joined Twitter: 01/09/2013
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.38
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.01
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 100%
Most mentioned @fhollande (2), @BarackObama (2).
Average of retweets 4419

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Government of Saudi Arabia سعودي

The account was created on 3 January 2011 and tweets only in Arabic. The account shares news and promotes campaigns that are relevant for Saudi citizens. @Saudiegov tweets on average almot four times per day and a quarter are retweets of other government ministries and institutions.

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سعودي

@Saudiegov

البوابة الوطنية للتعاملات الإلكترونية الحكومية

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:5,931
Following:133
Followers:259,133
Joined Twitter: 01/03/2011
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 3.85
Retweets: 25%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.03
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 30%
Most mentioned @CITC_SA (11), @Naifmalazmi (5), @NCC199099 (5), @saad5aled (4), @SaudiMOH (2), @fofosqr (2), @alhasamunicipal (2), @YesserProgram (2), @SaudiPortal (2), @sweet__1990 (2).
Average of retweets 3

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Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia وزارة الخارجية

Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry is active on Twitter since 21 February 2011. The @KSAMOFA account is used to broadcast the latest news and activities from the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Royal Highness Prince Saud Al-Faisal. The @KSAMOFA account only follows its 29 embassies on Twitter around the world but no other foreign ministry.

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وزارة الخارجية

@KSAMOFA

الحساب الرسمي لوزارة الخارجية في المملكة العربية السعودية. The official Twitter account of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Peer connections (as of April 2015)

Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)

Tweets:2,064
Following:24
Followers:394,822
Joined Twitter: 12/18/2010
Language: Arabic
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.38
Retweets: 2%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.03
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 92%
Most mentioned @KSAMOFA (21), @BinsalemK (1), @abeernotaibi (1), @alHattlan (1), @Saifalotaibi01 (1), @bassam_03 (1), @aziz0123 (1), @773Ibram (1), @KSAembassyIT (1), @KSAembassyKZ (1).
Average of retweets 54

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