Portugal

The Portuguese government was among the first to adopt Twitter in its communication mix, but the accounts are either dormant or automatically tweeting from Facebook or the presidential website.

President of Portugal Aníbal Cavaco Silva

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva is unilaterally following 40 other world leaders, but so far he is only mutually connected with eight of them. Cavaco Silva only started to tweet in March 2011 and his Twitter feed is automatically generated by his Facebook activity where he has 193,000 likes. He has never retweeted, @mentioned or @replied anyone, hence the relatively low number of followers.

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Aníbal Cavaco Silva

@prcavacosilva

Twitter oficial de Aníbal Cavaco Silva

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:140
Following:284
Followers:6,607
Joined Twitter: 02/25/2011
Language: Portuguese
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.1
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Tweets retweeted: 53%
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Presidency of Portugal Presidência

The Portuguese presidency (@Presidencia) was an early adopter of Twitter, setting up an institutional profile in November 2008 long before the general public would recognize the new micro-blogging tool in Portugal. In those days, only tech and some vanguard journalist used the tool. The account tweets official activities of the president with links to the presidential website. Despite not being conversational at all, the profile has more than 76,000 followers.

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Presidência

@presidencia

Twitter Oficial da Presidência da República Portuguesa

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:2,575
Following:7,712
Followers:75,316
Joined Twitter: 11/11/2008
Language: Portuguese
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.18
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Tweets retweeted: 33%
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Prime Minister of Portugal Pedro Passos Coelho

Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho who signed up to Twitter in March 2009 seems to have used the micro-blogging service solely during his election campaign. Since 7 June 2011, two days after being elected as prime minister, his personal Twitter account has gone silent and has been dormant ever since. During the campaign he shared mainly videos and news stories as well as policy statements in 140 characters. However he never tweeted personally. Pedro Passos Coelho seems to have given up on social media since his Facebook page with 132,000 likes is also dormant since 26 December 2012.

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Pedro Passos Coelho

@passoscoelho

Canal do presidente do PSD no twitter. Notícias, agenda, e declarações políticas.

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Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:936
Following:3,204
Followers:14,028
Joined Twitter: 01/29/2009
Language: Portuguese
Status: Dormant since 07.06.2011
Tweets/day: 0.45
Retweets: 3%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.05
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 48%
Most mentioned @ppdpsd (6), @construirideias (3), @Calvas (2), @ifsacarneiro (2), @fcwilson (2), @bigs21 (2), @jorgevalevieira (2), @ppc2010 (2), @gppsd (2), @paulapico (1)

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Government of Portugal Governo de Portugal

The institutional account of the Portuguese government also stopped its Twitter activity. The @govpt account, set up in May 2009 is dormant since 17 January 2012. Until then, the government account was tweeting the agenda of the government as the first tweet indicated: “Press Conference of the Council of Ministers of May 28 live on the website of the Government of Portugal.” The account has never been conversational, never tweeting a single @mention nor an @reply.

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:2,203
Following:121
Followers:21,690
Joined Twitter: 04/14/2009
Language: Portuguese
Status: Dormant since 17.01.2012
Tweets/day: 1.11
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Tweets retweeted: 22%
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Government of Portugal MNE GOV PT

The official Twitter account of the Portuguese foreign ministry mainly chronicles the activities of Foreign Minister Rui Machete who does not have a personal Twitter account. The account was set up in late 2013 but only started to post its first tweet on 20 March 2014. The foreign ministry tweets on average every second day but is not very well connected, mutually following only three other foreign ministries.

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MNE GOV PT

@MNEGOVPT

Twitter Oficial do Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros / Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal

Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)

Tweets:126
Following:238
Followers:234
Joined Twitter: 11/27/2013
Language: Portuguese
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 0.55
Retweets: 1%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.1
Replies/Tweet: 0.02
Tweets retweeted: 40%
Most mentioned @CE_PTrep (3), @FCGulbenkian (2), @MNEGOVPT (2), @MSZ_RP (1), @aicep (1), @Elysee (1), @MacaesBruno (1), @fifaworldcup_pt (1)

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