TEL AVIV, Israel, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rounds, the world's only "communitainment" platform combining video chat and social apps into one fun real-time live hangout experience, announced today its support of a recent internet "meme" that is using graphical images to promote peace between Israelis and Iranians.
The movement of peace between the two tension-filled countries was started by Ronny Edry, a Tel Aviv-based graphic designer who created several image memes of himself and his family with positive messages for the Iranian people. His designs were posted on Facebook and quickly became an internet phenomenon, with mentions on multiple major news outlets. The campaign is receiving an outpour of interest on social networking sites from residents of both countries and others from the global online community.
Rounds is supporting this peaceful initiative by providing a secure area on its platform to function as a gathering place for Israelis, Iranians and supporters from other countries, who want to engage in peaceful and fun discussions.
The designated arena for the "We Love You" campaign can be found at www.rounds.com/weloveyou. All supporters will be able to meet each other and bridge the cultural gaps and differences by video chatting, playing games, watching videos and taking funny snapshots of themselves. The Rounds platform also provides ice breaking tips, and conversation starters for the participants, making the conversations easier and fun. Rounds platform utilizes a custom built matching algorithm, which intelligently finds common interests between users to enable targeted one-on-one communication.
"As a global internet company based in Israel, we support this grassroots campaign to foster improved relations between Israel and Iran," said Rounds CEO and co-founder Dany Fishel. "We want individuals from both countries and from around the world to engage in friendly discussions via our platform. The campaign has been a testament to the power of the web as a transformative vehicle for the common person to make a statement and to promote world peace."
Rounds is the only "communitainment" platform in the world, combining video chat (communication) and social apps (entertainment) into one fun real-time live hangout experience, which gives users the closest experience to actually hanging out in the real world. The company was founded in 2008 and has raised a total of $5.5 million in funding. The Rounds video chat Facebook application can be added at http://apps.facebook.com/chatrounds. For more information, visit http://www.rounds.com or contact Natasha Shine-Zirkel at [email protected].