The Digital Policy Council recently released a study showing that 75 percent of the world’s heads of state are now on Twitter. As social media has proved even more important to political reach, senators, mayors, government officials and world leaders have flocked to various online platforms en masse.
As TechCrunch reports:
The DPC’s annual study evaluates a total of 164 countries, and found this year that 123 of them have a head of state that is on Twitter, either with a personal handle or an official government one. That’s up significantly from 2011, when 69 out of the 164 countries had a Twitter presence.
In the last three years Twitter has become one of the most effective social media tools. Just ask President Obama's 25 million followers.