Israel’s head of state to launch new social media project

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
October 14, 2013 06:32

"You Ask, President Peres Answers."




President Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres portrait 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

President Shimon Peres is expected to launch a new application on his Facebook page Monday.

The app, called “You Ask, President Peres Answers,” calls for questions from all over the world, with the top questions being personally answered by the president himself in writing and through video messages.

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The new project is aimed at creating a direct link between Peres and people all over the world who are interested in the State of Israel, a statement issued by a spokeswoman for the president said.

Peres launched his Facebook page in March 2012 from Mark Zuckerberg’s personal computer in Silicon Valley, alongside the Facebook founder. Since then, he has maintained an active online presence through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube in the project known as “Peres 360” which aims to create transparency and accessibility to the president through social media.

This is not the president’s first foray into social media.

His previous efforts include a “one-on-one” conversation application, a voter turn-out project for Israel’s elections, live video streaming and the “Be My Friend For Peace” launch video.


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