Now we'll get to find out how close we were. Apparently Ryanair went ahead and opened up a Twitter account, with the very appropriate handle of @Ryanair. The airline's head, Michael O’Leary, was quoted in a statement promising to focus on, among other things, Ryanair's "interaction with passengers using social media." We'll see about that.
As of this afternoon there have been 12 tweets and @Ryanair has just under 6,000 followers. A good bulk of the content revolves around contests and getting free stuff, so we'd expect to see the number of followers increase, because people like contests and getting free stuff.
And yes, that picture at this top of the post really is the graphic from Ryanair's Twitter feed. What else would you expect from an airline that once managed to turn a charity calendar into a sexism scandal? It's such a delightful company. Who wouldn't want to engage with it on Twitter?
[Photo: @Ryanair / Twitter]