Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott “took the Twitter plunge” on 2 December 2009 right after becoming the leader of the Liberal Party @TonyAbbottMHR. Prime Minister Abbott tweets on average once a day mostly on his institutional agenda, speeches, missions abroad and shares a large number of photos – over one third of the tweets include a picture – but since his election it is rare to see him without jacket and tie. He is among the top 50 conversational leaders with half of the tweets including an @mention and 21% being @replies. During the election campaign he directly engaged with his followers in Q&A sessions through the most used hashtag #asktony but it has never been used since he became prime minister. The only tweet he favorited is the official group photo with the G20 leaders during the 2014 Brisbane summit. @TonyAbbottMHR is not yet well connected to his peers, mutually following only three other world leaders, namely @David_Cameron, @JohnKeyPM and @NarendraModi.
Tweet analytics (as of April 2015)
|Most mentioned||@bridgetabbott (14), @abbott_frances (10), @AbeShinzo (9), @narendramodi (9), @JoeHockey (9), @CarersAustralia (8), @TheTodayShow (8), @johnkeypm (7), @TonyAbbottMHR (7), @mikebairdMP (6).|
|Average of retweets||53|
Thanks for all your support. It is greatly appreciated!— Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) December 2, 2009