Have you ever had a hankering to tweet at UK Prime Minister David Cameron? He tweets as @Number10gov. What about South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma? You can find him at @SAPresident. And Russia’s President Vladimir Putin? That’s @KremlinRussia_E, for the English-language account — but don’t expect a reply there, it’s more or less just a news feed. Sensing a trend? Many world leaders have begun using Twitter — 75% of them, according to Digital Daya, which advises politicians on new media use. “Analyses as of December 2012 reveals that 75 percent, or three out of four heads of state, are at present on the social media site Twitter,” wrote Digital Daya in a recently released report. That number has more than doubled in the last two years.
Report: 75% of the World’s Leaders Are on Twitter
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).