Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott
Tony Abbott “took the Twitter plunge” on 2 September 2009 right after becoming the leader of the Liberal Party @TonyAbbottMHR. “Thanks for all your support. It is greatly appreciated” was his first tweet. Prime Minister Abbott tweets on average once a day mostly on his institutional agenda, speeches, missions abroad and shares a large number of photos but since his election it is rare to see him without jacket and tie. The account is very conversational with half of the tweets including a mention and 25% 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. Over 80% of his tweets have been retweeted and the recent tweet of congratulations to newly elected Indian President @NarendraModi is the most popular one so far.
Tweet analytics (as of November 2014)
|Most mentioned||@bridgetabbott (14), @abbott_frances (10), @JoeHockey (9), @TheTodayShow (8), @AbeShinzo (8), @CarersAustralia (8), @TonyAbbottMHR (7), @JulieBishopMP (6), @theqldpremier (6), @theheraldsun (6)|
Thanks for all your support. It is greatly appreciated!— Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) December 2, 2009