Published On: Wed, Apr 6th, 2016

Africa outstrips UK and UK in using Twitter for political conversations

Twitter is ‘coming of age’ in Africa with the platform being widely used for political debate. Analysis by Portland found that almost 1 in 10 of the most popular African hashtags in 2015 related to political issues and politicians, compared to 2 per cent of hashtags in the US and UK.

The top political hashtag in Africa in 2015 was focused on the highest profile election on the continent last year – #NigeriaDecides.

Portland analysed 1.6 billion geolocated tweets and the top 5,000 hashtags on the continent in our third How Africa Tweets report, which is launched today: www.howafricatweets.com

This was first published here – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/africa-outstrips-uk-using-twitter-political-robert-watkinson

Courtesy of Robert Watkinson Portland PR

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