Poland

The Polish leadership is very active on Twitter with the president, prime minister and the foreign minister all having personal accounts on top of the official accounts of their institutions. Overall, the accounts do not seem very conversational and the communication is mainly one-way, there are some exceptions however.

President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski

The personal Twitter account of President Bronisław Komorowski has been inactive since autumn 2011 when he invited his followers to follow the institutional Twitter account of the Polish presidency instead. The personal profile of President Komorowski was only used during his presidential campaign in 2010. During the campaign the account was updated frequently, tweeting campaign news regarding meetings or TV interviews. The form of the tweets is rather official with traditional, one-way communication and no conversation with other Twitter users.

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Bronisław Komorowski

@komorowski

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Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:66
Following:1
Followers:20,582
Joined Twitter: 04/28/2010
Language: Polish
Status: Dormant since 07.10.2011
Tweets/day: 0.04
Retweets:
Mentions/Tweet: 0.03
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 92%
Most mentioned @prezydentpl (2).

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First tweet

Translation: With Monika Olejnik on Radio ZET - http://to.ly/3IT0

Most popular tweet

Translation: Welcome to the new President's official Twitter @prezydentpl and also on Facebook - www.facebook.pl/prezydentpl

Presidency of Poland Bronisław Komorowski

@PrezydentPL is the official Twitter account of the Polish presidency. The tweets are very official and only broadcast news, often linking to the official website. Most tweets refer to the events attended by President Bronisław Komorowski or his representatives and general issues, reflecting the president’s perception by the general public in Poland as the “providential man”, not being involved in current political issues. The account makes good use of videos and pictures. For example, one of the most popular tweets was referring to the anniversary of the introduction of martial law in December 1981. It was just one word “Pamiętamy!”(”We remember!”) and a picture. The absence of retweets, @mentions and @replies does not make this profile attractive for Twitter users to follow. However the number of followers has grown by 190% since June 2013.

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Bronisław Komorowski

@prezydentpl

Oficjalny profil Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej. The official twitter channel for the President of the Republic of Poland.

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:1,954
Following:34
Followers:13,261
Joined Twitter: 06/01/2009
Language: Polish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.84
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.01
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 46%
Most mentioned @Piechula (2), @BarackObama (2), @Deepobserveron (1), @karolinakusmier (1), @LeszekMiller (1), @prezydentpl (1), @jbieniasz (1), @AndrzejNowak (1), @TheEconomist (1), @Halina_Bajor (1).

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First tweet

Translation: President-"Welcome all to the official profile of the President. You will find information of the major events and comments"

Most popular tweet

Translation: Solidarity with #Ukraina

Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk

Polish Premier Donald Tusk continues to tweet on his personal account @PremierTusk, started on 10 December 2012. He tweets about two or three times per month, depending on the political agenda. His personal tweets are far less formal than the ones on the official @PremierRP account and there’s a lot of interaction with prominent politicians and journalists. The prime minister seems to be familiar with Twitter, using it with ease. The use of photographs is rather rare however sometimes the Prime Minister shows off some of his private life such as a humorous tweet with a snowman, posted on 31 March 2013. @Premiertusk only tweets in Polish and sometimes also in Kashubian, the dialect of the ethnic group living in northern Poland, from which Tusk proudly derives.

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Donald Tusk

@premiertusk

Oficjalny profil premiera Donalda Tuska. The official profile of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:240
Following:97
Followers:141,520
Joined Twitter: 09/17/2011
Language: Polish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.44
Mentions/Tweet: 0.82
Replies/Tweet: 0.66
Tweets retweeted: 92%
Most mentioned @premiertusk (24), @machnikbartek (11), @jarekkuzniar (10), @CzapskiPawel (5), @nmaliszewski (4), @WindakAdam (4), @GoskaSerafin (4), @AgaRucinska (3), @jmiziolek (3), @igras_igras (3).

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First tweet

Translation: Half of Europe deserves the award, even though she does not believe in it #EUNobel

Most popular tweet

Translation: The wife tells me to go. Goodnight :(

Government of Poland Kancelaria Premiera

The official Twitter profile of the prime minister’s office is highly active, however formal and strictly informative in character. The account frequently retweets other governmental accounts, including the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (@MPiPS_RP), the Ministry of Internal Affairs (@MSW_RP), former government spokesman (@PawelGras) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs @MSZ_RP as well. The hashtags used most often by @PremierRP are #kprm, the abbreviation of the prime minister’s office, #DecyzjeRządu (“Governmental Decisions”) and #Ukraine.

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Kancelaria Premiera

@PremierRP

Oficjalny profil Kancelarii Premiera. The official twitter channel for the Office of the Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz.

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:7,858
Following:170
Followers:108,950
Joined Twitter: 07/17/2009
Language: Polish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 11.18
Retweets: 17%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.76
Replies/Tweet: 0.14
Tweets retweeted: 65%
Most mentioned @premiertusk (1936), @MPiPS_RP (18), @Arlukowicz (16), @TomaszSiemoniak (16), @euHvR (15), @trzaskowski_ (15), @David_Cameron (15), @BarrosoEU (14), @AndersFoghR (14), @IurieLeanca (13).

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First tweet

Translation: Welcome to the official profile to the Prime Minister's Office. This is the place where we will inform you about the activities of the government and the Prime Minister

Most popular tweet

Translation: Today is Bartoszewski's 91st birthday - join with our wishes :) pic.twitter.com/EHvUx4wL

Foreign Minister of Poland Radosław Sikorski

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski is a Twitter “veteran” active since February 2010 and he keeps the successful tweeting, staying on top of the most popular Twitter accounts of any Polish politician. @SikorskiRadek tweets in both Polish and English in a direct and sometimes informal style. He doesn’t shy away from sharing his opinions, sometimes spontaneous and straightforward. He tweets on a wide variety of topics, including foreign relations, defense policy and regional affairs. However sometimes he becomes more personal and refers to his family and retweets his wife @AnneApplebaum. During the Ukraine crisis Sikorski was very open in showing his reluctance toward Russian activity, pointing out the inconsistency of Russian actions and explanations. His most retweeted tweet is a map of toppled Lenin statues in Ukraine and his most iconic picture is a shot of himself, fist raised, in front of the toppled Lenin monument in Kiev.

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Radosław Sikorski

@sikorskiradek

Marszałek Sejmu, Speaker of Parliament; Wiceprzewodniczący PO, Deputy Leader, Civic Platform; Poseł na Sejm, MP

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:8,495
Following:99
Followers:217,856
Joined Twitter: 02/24/2010
Language: Polish/English
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 11.16
Retweets: 68%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.17
Replies/Tweet: 0.12
Tweets retweeted: 25%
Most mentioned @ClarkeMicah (15), @rogerboyes (15), @Samueljrp (10), @KasiaSobiepanek (8), @osskaa (8), @anneapplebaum (7), @ObozNarRad (7), @LeszekMiller (7), @mmigalski (6), @Marcin__Kowalik (5).

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First tweet

Translation: Thank you very much to all the members and supporters of the Civic Platform who were today in Bydgoszcz at my convention

Most popular tweet

Foreign Ministry of Poland MSZ RP

The Polish foreign ministry tweets in Polish @MSZ_RP and in English @PolandMFA. The foreign ministry’s use of Twitter lists deserves praise, the Polish account has a Twitter list of Foreign Ministry officials and the English account maintains a complete list of the 152 Polish missions worldwide. The @MSZ_RP account is very active in both posting own content, and retweeting other foreign ministry officials including the @PolishEmbassyUS, the @PolishEmbassyUK and the foreign ministry’s spokesperson @maw75. The use of hashtags, @mentions and @replies shows a good understanding of Twitter. The @PolandMFA account ranks among the best connected foreign ministries on Twitter, mutually following 51 other world leaders.

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MSZ RP

@MSZ_RP

Ministerstwo Spraw Zagranicznych Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:11,267
Following:297
Followers:19,215
Joined Twitter: 08/08/2011
Language: Polish
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 20.77
Retweets: 76%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.33
Replies/Tweet: 0.11
Tweets retweeted: 21%
Most mentioned @sikorskiradek (312), @k_kacperczyk (75), @mszwinid (47), @MSZ_RP (36), @mszpelczynska (33), @maw75 (32), @mszserafin (31), @RadiowaJedynka (28), @moscicka_dendys (24), @Radio_TOK_FM (24).

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First tweet

Translation: Welcome to the new, official profile on Twitter of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will be only in Polish! @PolandMFA #Poland

Most popular tweet

Translation: Daffodil Pin today to honor the memory of the heroes of the #WarsawGhetto Uprising. In 1943, they fought for human dignity. pic.twitter.com/vbTCyBsCiY