State Department Launches Twitter in Farsi
Yay! Great outreach:
The U.S. State Department launched a Farsi Twitter feed on Sunday to reach out to Internet-savvy Iranians, reports CNN. Its first tweet reads: “US State Dept recognizes historic role of social media among Iranians. We want to join in your conversations.” It’s not clear, however, that Iranians return the sentiment, given that the feed has only 15 followers so far. The move comes as Iranian activists attempted to arrange a protest expressing solidarity with the uprising in Egypt
The Farsi feed follows on the heels of an Arabic-language Twitter launched by the State Department last week.