Happy Birthday Sushma Swaraj, the common tweeple’s leader

You will hardly come across anybody in India, irrespective of their political affiliation, who does not like Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. With over 7.25 million followers on Twitter, her work for the countrymen on the ground as also through the social networking just cannot be missed! Born on February 14, 1952, Sushma Swaraj celebrates her birthday today. Most hail her as the Queen of Twitter for the efficiency with which she helps Indians stuck abroad.

The Minister listens, and replies to the small voices more, study shows

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s tweets show that she has a marked preference for engaging with Twitter’s aam aadmi.

About 64 per cent of all her replies on the microblogging site are with users having less than 500 followers, with 32 per cent of replies going to those with 100 followers or less, The Hindu’s analysis of her tweets between May 2011 and June 2016 has revealed.

Ms Swaraj is also the most followed woman leader in the world, over 5 million followers, according to Twiplomacy Study 2016, the leading global study of world leaders.

A third of all her tweets were in response to other users.

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