President of France François Hollande
The personal account of François Hollande was particularly active during the election campaign in 2012 with an average of 21 tweets per day. However the account fell silent on 18 May 2012 when he became president but continued to grow in terms of followers. The account was revived on 1 January 2014 and in the first quarter of 2015, the French President has been much more active on Twitter, taking this channel as a personal connexion with French citizens. The tone is warm and proximate is using the first person in order to comment on news and decisions. François Hollande is increasingly including pictures, and tagging other Twitter users. His tweets focus on various official events such as the International Women’s Day, sports news as well as more tragic events such as the attacks against the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo, the Bardo museum in Tunisia and the Germanwings crash. The French President is not well connected on Twitter. He unilaterally follows Saudi Arabia’s @KingSalman and @BarackObama who don’t follow him back and he ignores the 101 other world leaders who follow him unilaterally.
Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)
|Most mentioned||@MartineAubry (10), @pierremoscovici (7), @VincentFeltesse (6), @chevenement (5), @najatvb (4), @manuelvalls (4), @LaurentFabius (3), @jack (3), @jeanmarcayrault (3), @gerardcollomb (3).|
|Average of retweets||83|
sera sur Canal Plus dimanche à 12 h 40 dans l'émission Dimanche +— François Hollande (@fhollande) January 9, 2009
Most popular tweet
Aucun acte barbare ne saura jamais éteindre la liberté de la presse. Nous sommes un pays unis qui saura réagir et faire bloc.— François Hollande (@fhollande) January 7, 2015