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First Tweet from President of Madagascar is the Ultimate Meta Tweet

Madagascar president Hery Rajaonarimampianina - Public domain

Madagascar president Hery Rajaonarimampianina – Public domain

The newly elected president of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina created his twitter account on March 23, 2014. Here is his first tweet : 

First tweet by president of Madagascar

First tweet by president of Madagascar

It is quite possibly the most meta tweet ever from a head of state. Only media mugol Rupert Murdoch might challenge the level of “metaness” of his first tweet. The president of Madagascar has also the distinction for the longest name ever for a head of state.

  • davidbrake

    Very similar to what the UK chancellor (finance minister) did in 2011

    • Solana Larsen

      That’s funny. Maybe it’s what you’re supposed to do!

    • lrakoto

      Quite similar Indeed. In fact, got to concede that tweeting “Ed Balls” is more 007 in its brevity than posting a twitter handle. (I guess tweeting “Hery Rajaonarimampianina” would have ruled out brevity as well)

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