Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Roussef reactivated her Twitter account in the run-up to the elections scheduled for October 2014 and has become Latin America’s fourth most followed president on Twitter. The Brazilian government also increased its activity on Twitter, creating the account of the Chief of Staff @casacivilbr.

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff joined Twitter on 10 April 2010 and used it during her first election campaign garnering 200,000 followers before abandoning her Twitter activity once elected. For more than two and a half years her account was dormant but had reached 1.8 million followers when she reactivated her account in September 2013. Her most retweeted tweet is the last tweet she send in December 2010, expressing the hope to “have more time to be here [on Twitter] with you.” She reactivated her account replying to her parody account @diImabr. Dilma Rousseff tweets on average once a day and 91% of her tweets are retweeted. She also used six-second Vine videos to promote the FIFA football World Cup pleading with her followers to transform the Cup of Cups (#CopaDasCopas) into the Cup against Racism (#CopaContraoRacismo).

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Dilma Rousseff

@dilmabr

Twitter de Dilma Rousseff, presidenta do Brasil

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:2,035
Following:343
Followers:2,461,619
Joined Twitter: 04/10/2010
Language: Portuguese
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 1.26
Retweets: 9%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.21
Replies/Tweet: 0.03
Tweets retweeted: 91%
Most mentioned @dilmabr (13), @blogplanalto (13), @neymarjr (12), @ClaroRonaldo (8), @diImabr (8), @Pontifex_pt (6), @jaqueswagner (5), @SPMulheres (5), @narendramodi (5), @SAPresident (5).

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Tweet history

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First tweet

Translation: Good morning, good afternoon, good night w/ my readers in any place around the world. Today, I begin my adventure on Twitter. I want to learn w/ you.

Most popular tweet

Translation: Friends, very cool to be remembered on Twitter in 2010. I had so little time to be here with you. Let's talk more in 2011.

Presidency of Brazil Casa Civil

The chief of staff of the presidency joined Twitter on 26 July 2013 @casacivilbr. It is another governmental newsfeed, releasing information about President Rousseff and government programs, such as the Growth Acceleration Program and My House, My Life (Minha Casa Minha Vida #MCMV). The most popular tweet, retweeted 254 times is about the countdown to the FIFA World Cup. @casacivil´s users most retweeted are @portalbrasil and @blogplanalto.

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Casa Civil

@casacivilbr

Perfil oficial da Casa Civil da Presidência da República

Peer connections (as of June 2014)

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:2,711
Following:108
Followers:5,655
Joined Twitter: 07/26/2013
Language: Portuguese
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 8.51
Retweets: 26%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.42
Replies/Tweet: 0.01
Tweets retweeted: 29%
Most mentioned @dilmabr (270), @gleisi (197), @BrasilPAC (51), @minsaude (50), @MinCidades (39), @TVNBR (38), @MEC_Comunicacao (29), @mdagovbr (24), @padilhando (22), @br_integracao (21).

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First tweet

Translation: First half of 2013 recorded the lowest unemployment rate http://bit.ly/1c7sJKW via @blogplanalto #BrasilSemMiséria

Most popular tweet

Translation: (1) Gleisi: Unfortunate political opportunism of gov. Eduardo Campos in use moments of disgrace to try to promote themselves;

Government of Brazil Imprensa Presidência

The Brazilian presidential administration under President Lula started to share government news through the @imprensaPR Twitter account on 23 April 2010. The Brazilian presidency’s institutional account tweets on average more than four times a day mainly relaying official information and the agenda and speeches of President Dilma Rouseff. The two most re-tweeted tweets are an excuse for a rogue tweet sent when the account was hacked and a tribute to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer who designed Brazil’s modernist capital, Brasilia and died at the age of 104 in 2013. The Communication Secretariat of the Presidency also tweets in English on @BrazilGovNews tweeting news in English from the entire Brazilian federal government.

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Imprensa Presidência

@imprensaPR

Secretaria de Imprensa da Presidência da República traz informações sobre a agenda da presidenta Dilma Rousseff em todo o País.

Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:11,626
Following:174
Followers:152,964
Joined Twitter: 04/23/2010
Language: Portuguese
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 4.34
Retweets: 5%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.01
Replies/Tweet: 0
Tweets retweeted: 76%
Most mentioned @TVNBR (11), @blogplanalto (4), @ricardojmagro (2), @AndreaFigueired (1), @Salvandir_PE (1), @iranilto (1), @eliaszina (1), @copagov (1), @minesporte (1), @jozielbf (1).

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First tweet

Translation: President Lula will be in Ponta Pora (MS) on Monday, 3rd.

Most popular tweet

Translation: We apologize to everyone for unauthorized publication today on this profile, retweets of misuse of a humorous site.

Foreign Ministry of Brazil MRE Brasil–Itamaraty

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry changed its Twitter handle in 2013 from @MREBrasil to @ItamaratyGovBr and is among the best connected foreign ministries mutually following 34 other world leaders. The account is fairly prolific with almost ten tweets a day mainly in Portuguese. The account tweets news about the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations (UN), as well as overall activities of President Dilma´s trips overseas. The most popular tweet, retweeted 185 times is about Minister Patriota speaking with the Foreign Minister of Bolivia and expressing their “disapproval over the arrogant attitude on the part of European countries” in July 2013 after the forceful landing of the Bolivian president’s plane believed to carry Edward Snowden.

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MRE Brasil–Itamaraty

@ItamaratyGovBr

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Tweet analytics (as of June 2014)

Tweets:11,456
Following:332
Followers:101,587
Joined Twitter: 06/22/2009
Language: Portuguese
Status: Active
Tweets/day: 9.33
Retweets: 25%
Mentions/Tweet: 0.27
Replies/Tweet: 0.08
Tweets retweeted: 59%
Most mentioned @dilmabr (68), @MREBRASIL (40), @MichelTemer (21), @MINUSTAH (15), @jnascim (14), @wto (13), @FMFX (11), @Horacio_Cartes (11), @copagov (10), @ItamaratyGovBr (10).

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First tweet

Translation: Visit to Brazil of Philippinese President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo - Activities in Brasilia: http://migre.me/2ITX

Most popular tweet

Translation: Minister #Patriot just talked to the Foreign Minister of Bolivia, to express Brazil's disapproval of the arrogant attitude of the European countries.