Monday, September 06, 2010

World Leaders on Twitter

Twitter has provided yet another form of electronic communication to the masses.  What first seemed to be a gimmick has turned into a social media phenomenon.  Twitter is so wide spread that world leaders have their own accounts which they use to announce news, views, and general comments.  Below is a list of world leaders and/or world leaders' offices official accounts.  The accounts publish in English unless otherwise noted.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Sebastian Piñera (Spanish)

Costa Rica
Casa Presidenical: President Laura Chinchilla (Spanish)

Primer Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Danish)

President Rafael Correa (Spanish)

The Office of the President: President Nicholas Sarkozy (French)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Queen Rania Al Abdullah

Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Latvian)

Prime Minister Mohd Najib Tun Razak

President Felipe Calderon (Spanish)

New Zealand
Prime Minister John Key

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (Norwegian)

The Kremlin, President Dmitry Medvedev

South Korea
The Blue House: Lee Myung-bak (Korean)

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva (Thai)

President Abdullah Gul (Turkish)
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Turkish)

United Arab Emirates
Prince Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

United Kingdom
Number 10 Office: Prime Minister David Cameron

United States
The White House: President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama


Rybu said...

This is pretty cool. Twitter can be a very effective communication tool when the user has a clear message. If done correctly it allows for a personal touch to go out with messages. I'm a big fan of people that aren't afraid to be hip and modern with their political communiqué.

I only whish I understood more about the twitter API. A ton of cool geographic apps could be made with all the information that Twitter spits out by the second!

Ryan said...

I went ahead and mapped the followers data based on your list.

Check it out and feel free to use the image if you wish.

Twitter Followers map post

Catholicgauze said...

Thanks! I'll make this Friday's post!

Catholicgauze said...

I've been commenting on your blog but they don't show up. Did you get the latest one on the Twitter post?

Ryan said...

Hmmm. No, I'll have to check my settings. Thanks for the heads up.