We have been keeping a close eye on how national dialogue and tough issues facing a nation are being discussed and expressed online: Citizens, municipalities, government officials, and different Lebanese political parties; all entered into one to one dialogues with their leaders. Future TV asked Think Media Labs CEO Ayman Itani on thoughts on politicians who tweet.
Itani elucidated how Social Media is now shaping the way politicians are contacting the people according to the study he did last month. Social Media continues to play a growing role on how opinions are expressed, decisions are taken, arguments are made, and how competition is built, Itani explained.
For more on the issue you can watch the interview here:
To give a profound idea on nationâ€™s topics being discussed online, Think Media Labs did a thorough study on the top three Lebanese politicians using Twitter to interact with the people directly.
After analyzing their tweets, it was set that the topics in the hot discussion zone are political questions, followed by personal questions (everyone wants to know family secrets!) to the politicians.
It is also noted that the former Prime Minister Saad Hariri (who came in the eighth place on the list of most active personas on Twitter in the Middle East according to the pan-Arab newspaper Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat ) spends up to 9 hours per week on Twitter!
For more information on what do country leaders tweet about, when they are online, and who do they reply to, check the infographics below: