Showing a great sense of humor, as well as ability in the social media, Norway's Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, just got an award for the best tweet at the Norwegian Social Media awards.
Solberg's winning tweet was sent just before Christmas to her Labour party predecessor, telling him she hadn't managed to find his herring salad recipe.
Apparently it all started after Labour leader, Jens Stoltenberg, used the messaging platform to ask, in less than 140 characters, if any of the former Prime Ministerial staff remembered his special recipe for herring salad.
Apparently the salad is an important part of the Norwegian Christmas meal. He had apparently moved residence, and couldn't find the darn recipe, hence the following (translated) tweet:
"I can't find my special recipe for herring salad in the moving boxes. Does anyone remember it?"
Solberg was quick with her response saying:
"Hi Jens, I have not found herring recipe in the Prime Minister's residence :)".
According to the jury at Social Media Days in Oslo, "The winner of this year's post / tweet works on many levels," adding that "It is spontaneous, shows humor and has a bite. After an intense campaign, thrilling duels, and a hard fall, this tweet is a charming testament to an open Norway. A funny little thing that showed how politicians can joke together even if they are political opponents."
Sound like a fair award indeed. These awards form part of the Social Media Days conference, running in Oslo from February 3-6.
Regrettably, due to pressure of work, Solberg was unable to attend the award ceremony, but she did thank the jury and apologized for not being there. And yes, you guessed it, she sent that message on Twitter too.
Norwegian Sources:KampanjeLaer Kida Koding