Croatia

Croatia is presented on Twitter with five accounts with some of them being more actively connecting and interacting with world leaders than others. Prime Minister Zoran Milanović is not active on Twitter but his government’s account is among the most prolific. The president’s account is dormant as Ivo Josipović prefers to interact with his fans on Facebook and the presidency has a Twitter account @uredprh since 31 December 2012, but has never tweeted.

President of Croatia Ivo Josipović

Croatian President Ivo Josipović stopped tweeting over Easter 2011, focusing his social media activity on Facebook, where he has more than 100,000 likes. The Croatian President was very conversational with one third of tweets being @replies to his followers. His Twitter team also has a sense of humour: on the day of the presidential elections on 27 December 2009 he tweeted: “Pssssst. A few hours...” and a link to U2’s Beautiful Day video. After his election the account has become less active and conversational tweeting only 27 times in 2010 and 2011 before becoming dormant on 22 April 2011.

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Ivo Josipović

@ivojosipovic

Ja sam Ivo Josipović i Predsjednik sam Republike Hrvatske.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:311
Following:1,050
Followers:8,180
Joined Twitter: 07/13/2009
Language: Croatian
Status: Dormant since 22.04.2011
Tweets/day: 0.17
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.4
Replies/Tweet: 0.33
Tweets retweeted: 17%
Most mentioned @marin_ostojic (6), @marcec (4), @KrunoVidic (4), @Beler (4), @antedordevic (4), @ZinkaB (4), @sloser (4), @mrak (4), @ivojosipovic (4), @AnteMarkic (3)

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Government of Croatia Vlada R. Hrvatske

The Government of Croatia is the third most prolific Twitter account among all governments posting 28 times each day. The Croatian government is particularly engaging, and highly conversational with almost half of its tweets being @replies to other Twitter users. Tweets are mostly in Croatian, but some of them are in English. Among its most popular tweets is the joy that the account, opened on 22 December 2011 is now finally verified by Twitter. Not surprisingly the Twitter activity spiked In May during the floods which affected Croatia and the neighboring countries. Consequently, the most retweeted tweet was sent on 19 May 2014, assuring assistance for the victims of the flood. @VladaRH predominantly uses HootSuite to send its tweets. Furthermore, the account is well connected among world leaders, having 24 mutual connections.

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Vlada R. Hrvatske

@VladaRH

Vlada RH - službeni Twitter račun. Government of the Republic of Croatia - official Twitter account. Pravila korištenjbit.ly/1syf0QkQMF

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:29,864
Following:15,050
Followers:34,521
Joined Twitter: 12/22/2011
Language: Croatian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 25.73
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.61
Replies/Tweet: 0.43
Tweets retweeted: 29%
Most mentioned @Isixubio (62), @EdvardBusic (38), @drMrsic (37), @Kresendo (35), @mislavbusic (28), @Croatia_hr (28), @suncek (26), @miljenkoivsac (26), @MVEP_hr (24), @cRo4Ti4 (23)

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Foreign Minister of Croatia Vesna Pusić

Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić has linked her Facebook page to her Twitter account, automatically posting truncated tweets and bare links to her Facebook page. Vesna Pusić joined Twitter on 29 September 2009 but she never @mentions, @replies or engages with her followers. She is followed by 13 other world leaders but mutually only follows President @IvoJosipovic.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:696
Following:231
Followers:5,586
Joined Twitter: 09/29/2009
Language: Croatian
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.37
Retweets: 0%
Mentions/Tweet: 0
Replies/Tweet:
Tweets retweeted: 24%
Most mentioned @HaeNeS_ (1)

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Foreign Ministry of Croatia MVEP

The Foreign Ministry of Croatia set up a Twitter account on 30 August 2012. It is quite active with almost two tweets per day, 52% being retweets of Foreign Minstry’s spokesperson @DanijelaBarisic and the government account @VladaRH. Foreign Minister Vesna Pusić is the most mentioned person in the Twitter feed which often uses pictures to document her meetings with foreign dignitaries. The foreign ministry is very well connected with their peers, unilaterally following 49 world leaders and mutually following 34.

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MVEP

@MVEP_hr

Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova / Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Croatia

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:1,870
Following:1,577
Followers:2,269
Joined Twitter: 08/30/2012
Language: Croatian/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 2.35
Retweets: 43%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.48
Replies/Tweet: 0.2
Tweets retweeted: 16%
Most mentioned @VladaRH (142), @vpusic (136), @MVEP_hr (27), @StefanFuleEU (25), @novimedijiHRT (19), @chingon_chulo (18), @FedericaMog (17), @Leskevicius (16), @danijelabarisic (16), @timjudah1 (14)

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