President of Ireland Michael D Higgins
Irish President Michael Higgins has not been active on Twitter since the day before he was elected as President in November 2011, despite having over 20,000 followers. From January 2010 until October 2011 Michael Higgins’ Twitter account was active on a daily basis. During the last three weeks of the campaign until the day of voting in November 2011, his Twitter account was updated on average 28 times a day. From October onwards his campaign team consistently used the hashtag #aras11. His account was also very conversational with his audience as over a quarter of his tweets are @replies. Michael Higgins also used his Twitter account to make his campaign more visible tweeting snapshots of his campaign bus, campaign posters as well as images of him meeting with supporters. His last tweet from 11 November 2011 is a thank you to his followers: “President Michael d Higgins, thank you all #pres9.” The Irish president unilaterally follows the Taoiseach @EndaKennyTD, the @WhiteHouse and @Number10Gov but they don’t follow him back.
Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)
|Status:||Dormant since 11.11.2011|
|Most mentioned||@md_higgins (65), @carldevlinwhyte (9), @laineyhughes (9), @SpunOut (9), @poshknacker (7), @MaybeRory (7), @kencurtin (7), @plantingtheoar (5), @Sharon_Corr (5), @hotpress (5).|
Sending my first tweet.— Michael D Higgins (@md_higgins) January 12, 2010