Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt
Carl Bildt Sweden’s former prime minister and current minister of foreign affairs is one of the most Twitter savvy politicians in Sweden, in Europe and probably worldwide. He is also one of the most well connected Foreign Ministers with 68 mutual connections and for a reason: he skillfully mixes his political beliefs with everyday personal thoughts. His tweets are often hard hitting and tongue-in-cheek comments on international relations and he tweets with an impressive frequency. @CarlBildt joined the Twitter community on 2 January 2009 with a simple tweet “logging into twitter” and since then has gained almost 300,000 followers. Bildt who tweets mostly from his iPad is not very conversational. However, he has a special @fragaCarlBildt “ask-Carl-Bildt” account where he conducts regular Twitter interviews. Carl Bildt also tweets in Swedish but less frequently on @cbildt. @CarlBildt tweets personally and does not check his tweets with his staff before sending. In early 2014 he got into a memorable Twitter spat with the Russian foreign ministry about Ukraine.
Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)
|Most mentioned||@sikorskiradek (18), @NSS2014 (12), @alexstubb (11), @MiroslavLajcak (11), @netmundial2014 (10), @EPP (10), @FHeisbourg (10), @MunSecConf (10), @coe (9), @borgebrende (9).|
logging into twitter— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) January 2, 2009
Most popular tweet
I’m horrified by the large number of dead in the demonstrations in Egypt. Security forces can’t avoid responsibility.— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) July 27, 2013