Created by Markus Angermeier
Lately, we have read some erroneous reports regarding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ efforts in getting our message across Web 2.0. First and foremost, we are proud of our efforts in getting our message across the web-o-sphere. We were one of the first governments in the world to have an official blog (we now that two!), have a Facebook and MySpace page, and a Twitter account and we were the first government to ever hold a Twitter Citizen Press Conference! Our venture into the web-o-sphere has been so successful that the Ministry has decided to invest more effort in this direction worldwide and to allocate a budget for building and designing more Web 2.0 sites.
At the same time, every year Israel receives thousands of calls, letters, and emails asking us how they can help Israel. Therefore, due to the success that Israel has had in reaching the masses through Web 2.0, we have decided to encourage those that want to help Israel’s PR effort to respond to articles/letters/postings in talkbacks and write blog posts regarding Israel. These two initiatives are not the same thing and anyone combining these two decisions are incorrect in doing so.