Archive of #WCY2014MR: A youth focussed Twitter Q&A with the President

Image courtesy the https://twitter.com/presrajapaksa/status/464288786923257856

On the occasion of the http://wcy2014.com/, the President Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa announced https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151998704051467&set=a.10150985460841467.410021.197351301466&type=1&theater media he would have, and not for the first time, a Twitter Q&A on Thursday, 8th May at 11.30am. We archived the entire conversation, conducted under the hashtag #WCY2014MR.

At the end of the session, a data visualisation of the tweets posted to the President looked like this. The image shows that while many opted to ask the President a question by addressing him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/presrajapaksa is a verified account) many others opted to just use the #WCY2014MR hashtag.

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Soon after the President concluded the Q&A session, a little over an hour after it began, the archive featured over 1,300 unique tweets, and a combined total, with retweets, of close to 3,000 tweets for the session.

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Revealingly, not a single one of the most retweeted questions during the session, posed to the President by three leading journalists in Sri Lanka, were answered.

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The questions were,

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