Twitter Whitehouse account updates Obama’s message in Farsi


Twitter Whitehouse in Farsi

Originally uploaded by Ines Mergel.

President Obama talked about the protesters in Iran this week. The Whitehouse Twitter account was subsequently updated in Farsi.

Similarly his YouTube address was published with Farsi subtitles:

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About Ines Mergel

I am Full Professor of Public Administration at the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz, Germany. Previously, I served as Assistant and then Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY. In my research, I focus on informal social networks in the public sector and the adoption and diffusion of digital service innovations in government organizations. I teach classes on social media management, digital government, public management, and social network analysis.

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