South Korea

The Korean president, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs connect with their followers on Twitter, and until recently automatically followed each and every single follower.

President of South Korea 박근혜(Park Geun Hye)

President Park Geun-Hye personally communicates with South Korean citizens through her official Twitter account @GH_PARK. The account was used frequently to explain the government’s agenda and project and to establish a personal public image of the president by sharing some of her personal stories. The activity on her personal Twitter account has significantly decreased since her election, and her last tweet was made on 27 July 2013.

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박근혜(Park Geun Hye)


대한민국 18대 대통령 박근혜의 공식 트위터입니다.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 04/19/2010
Language: Korean
Status: Dormant since 24.07.2013
Tweets/day: 0.32
Retweets: 7%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.49
Replies/Tweet: 0.15
Tweets retweeted: 92%
Most mentioned @at_pgh (44), @GH_PARK (22), @kimdain1213 (14), @saenuridang (13), @pgh545 (8), @Bitter_Sounds (6), @badaya486 (5), @mai8787 (4), @sssarol (4), @oisoo (3)

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Presidency of South Korea 대한민국 청와대

The Blue House is the official residence of South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye. The account under Park Geun-Hye’s administration received the most retweets in April 2014 when she raised school violence issue in the cabinet meeting. The tweets are mainly updates and news on state-business, the presidential agenda, and president’s schedule. Lately, the Blue House tweeted about the president’s release of official statement on the Sewol Ferry sinking accident.

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대한민국 청와대


청와대 공식 트위터 계정 / Official Cheong Wa Dae twitter account - Office of the president, the Republic of Korea

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 04/14/2010
Language: Korean
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.16
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.08
Replies/Tweet: 0.04
Tweets retweeted: 96%
Most mentioned @bluehousekorea (54), @sdy5886 (8), @Suji_twinkle (8), @wyh3517 (6), @koreanfolk (6), @heefeda (4), @raimyuk (4), @koo123011 (3), @kama1435 (3), @och7896 (3)

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Government of South Korea 국무총리실(PMO)

@PrimeMinisterKR serves as the official communication channel for South Korea’s Prime Minister Chung Hongwon who has not personally tweeted on his institutional Twitter account. The account is mainly used to promote government policies and is relatively active regularly updating major issues of government, with on average, two tweets per day. Like the Blue House account, the account also recently tweeted about President Park’s public speech about the Sewol Ferry sinking and follow-up measures.

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{국무총리실 공식 트위터} '통(通)하지 않으면 통(痛)한다'는 각오로 대국민 소통의 활시위를 당기겠습니다.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 03/23/2010
Language: Korean
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.36
Retweets: 13%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.28
Replies/Tweet: 0.21
Tweets retweeted: 43%
Most mentioned @PrimeMinisterKR (59), @FollowJeje (37), @luck5454 (28), @gangmin84 (25), @playhoony (19), @YouTube (17), @mma9090 (11), @Jeonyubok (10), @redshoes1893 (9), @bluehousekorea (9)

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Foreign Ministry of South Korea 외교부

The Korean Foreign Ministry communicates in Korean (@mofa_kr) and in English (@mofa_kr_eng) about the country’s foreign affairs issues, external economic policy, Korean nationals overseas, international situation analysis and overseas promotional affairs. The Korean account is fairly active with on average more than five tweets per day. @mofa_kr covers various topics from the nation's significant foreign affair issues such as the president's overseas trips to many small events hosted by the ministry of foreign affairs. The account recently tweeted about President Park’s visit to the United Arab Emirates. The ministry maintains an extensive Twitter list with all its embassies and consulates on the micro-blogging service.

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외교부 공식 트위터입니다.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Joined Twitter: 06/18/2010
Language: Korean
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 5.1
Retweets: 30%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.04
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 62%
Most mentioned @sinhwa0615 (4), @wikitree (4), @0starlight0 (3), @13godlygreen1 (3), @yj6747 (2), @koreagov3_0 (2), @mofa_kr (2), @yeonjihye1120 (2), @gamjatangsojoo (2), @wonu17 (2)

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