US State Dept 2.0 Response
In the wake of the Egypt’s social media facilitated revolution, the U.S. State Department launched its own Twitter channel to directly communicate in Arabic to the Arabic speaking people and countries. The Twitter channel has just over 500 followers in its first 12 hours.
See their first tweet.
First Tweet Translated – via Google Translator
Recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of America’s
historic role played by social media in the Arab world
and we want to be part of your conversations.”
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- State Department Launches Arabic Twitter feed (huffingtonpost.com)
- State Department begins Tweeting in Arabic (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- US state department begins tweeting in Arabic (guardian.co.uk)