Thai politicians have embraced Twitter for electoral purposes. Former Prime Minister and opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva has abandoned his verified account @pm_abhisit with over 430,000 followers and started a new account @abhisit_dp.
Peer connections (as of 1 July 2012)
- follows unilaterally (1)
- followed unilaterally by (2)
- follows mutually (1)
Yingluck Shinawatra started on Twitter as @PooYingluck on 20 May 2011 shortly after being appointed as party leader for the Peua Thai party. She subsequently changed her account to @PouYingluck. In October 2011 her account was hacked. After a month-long silence the account resumed its activity mainly reposting pictures from of her official engagements from her Facebook page where she has over 600,000 fans.
Tweet analytics (as of 1 July 2012)
|% Tweets retweeted:||84%|
|Total of retweets:||15,352|
|@PouYingluck (174), @PheuThaiParty (76), @PooYingLuck (49), @ThaiKhuFah (32), @thaitvnews (28).|