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US Consulate embraces comments on social media

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April 2, 2013

Cherry Wai Cheuk Ying


The spokesman of the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau said governments should use social media to reach people and embrace comments on these platforms.

Scott Robinson, the officer of U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau,, said today at Hong Kong Shue Yan University that the consulate was using social media to connect with the public. He said it is vital “to publicize information on different formats”.

He said that the consulate use social media in a new campaign held by the Obama’s government to attract more travellers to the U.S. Participants of an online contest called "My American Dream” can compete for a free ticket to the U.S. by explaining why they want to travel there.

Robinson explained that social media like Facebook, Twitter and Weibo enable interaction with a wide range of audience, especially the young generation, in an instant way. He said his post on an online social platform got hundreds of comments within hours.

Even though social media is an effective way for communication, Robinson said there were still some challenges. He said social media was like a “neighbor’s free puppy” which was apparently free but in fact you need to pay for its feed and speed time to look after it.

He said the consulate received hostile comments on the Facebook fan page. “But we accept them since we have commitment to the freedom of speech. We show the world that we allow people to criticize us,” Robinson said. He added that the consulate had no authority to delete the malicious feedback.

--105174 2013年4月3日 (三) 11:00 (UTC)
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