President José Mujica does not have a personal Twitter account and is not tweeting himself. However the government of Uruguay has set up an official account, which has been reporting his daily activities since September 2011.
Peer connections (as of 1 July 2012)
- follows unilaterally (2)
- followed unilaterally by (0)
- follows mutually (1)
“A communication and interaction channel with the people”, states the slogan on the background of the Twitter account of the Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency of Uruguay. The account informs followers about the political agenda of Uruguay as well as activities of different ministers. The first tweet was sent in October 2011. The account is used intensively, with more than 12 tweets per day. Almost every tweet contains a link to the presidential website or the latest YouTube video. With less than 5,000 followers the account has among the fewest followers of all official political accounts in South America.
Tweet analytics (as of 1 July 2012)
|% Tweets retweeted:||42%|
|Total of retweets:||2,793|
|@YouTube (33), @addthis (19), @MEC_Uruguay (9), @Mvotma_Uruguay (8), @midesuy (7).|