Monday, January 5, 2009

Israeli Consulate holds press conference on Twitter

In the midst of the crisis in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Consulate in New York takes an unusual step. The Israeli Consulate will host a so called "Citizens’ Press Conference" on Twitter where they will be answering questions about the current events in Gaza and Israel.

The Consulate encourages people to submit questions via a Twitter account that was opened up yesterday, where answers also will be published.

The major difference between Facebook and Twitter is that Twitter manage to embrace serious topics, since distribution and the model allows it. As we have seen for many serious occassions, e.g. earthquakes, Twitter can be used as a dynamic and reliable news channel.

via mediaculpa

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