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Diplomats and social media: no silver bullets
By Editor on 5 Jun 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

If Benjamin Franklin, the first diplomat to represent the US, were able to time-travel his way here, he might choose to paraphrase himself: “either tweet something worth reading, or do something worth tweeting.”

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Will tweeting kill Schrödinger’s Cat and other questions
By Ginger on 16 May 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

Will tweeting kill Schrödinger’s Cat[1] ?

Does tweeting a meeting or a conference change the meeting?

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Twitter bans, Facebook drones, public or private networks: e-Diplomacy futures
By petecranston on 31 Mar 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

Twitter use in Turkey dropped when a ban on the platform was introduced. This simple fact was obscured by the excitement and celebration that in the days immediately after the ban Twitter traffic increased as people found ways around the block.

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Oops! What did I do wrong?
By Mary on 26 Mar 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

In what had the nation reeling and rolling its collective eyes to heaven as it let out a cry of disbelief last month, an Irish homeowner who set up a website to show his CCTV footage of bad boys caught in the act of burglarising his home was told by the Irish Data Protection Commission that 'he...

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‘Yes, we scan’: Internet politics, placebos, antibiotics, and homeopathy
By Editor on 18 Mar 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

Diplo’s Dr Jovan Kurbalija attended the Panel on cyber surveillance ‘Yes We Scan’ on the 14th of March at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights...

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Twiplo-blunders: they’re fun, and necessary
By petecranston on 7 Mar 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

So we all like a good laugh, especially at the expense of important people, which is why pricking pomposity and mocking self-importance has become such a popular sport online (and why anxious, threatened politicians who wish for a more controlled world, in the sense of controlled from the centre...

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Twitter and Facebook: eBay, Amazon or Second Life?
By petecranston on 19 Feb 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

"Twitter share price plummets", crowed a host of articles earlier this month, playing to our collective schadenfreude over hyper-successful dot.com.2 companies like Twitter. A 24% fall in share price is certainly more than a wobble, although not remarkable in a sector noted for its volatility....

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Safer Internet Day
By petecranston on 11 Feb 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, E-tools, Internet Governance

Today is Safer Internet Day. Be honest – did you know? More importantly, do you feel confident you can can give sensible advice to your peers or to the young people at whom this programme is mainly directed?

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Online Reputation Management for Governments: in the national interest or out of the dictator’s playbook?
By Nicholas Dynon on 31 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

Online reputation management: the practice of monitoring the Internet reputation of a person, brand or business, with the goal of suppressing negative mentions entirely, or pushing them lower on search engine results pages to decrease their visibility (Varinder Taprial, Priya Kanwar,...

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Hierarchy is here to stay
By Jovan Kurbalija on 17 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

Among various ‘endisms’ associated with the Internet, the ‘end of hierarchy’ is one of the most repeated and enduring. Hundreds of articles and books have been written based on two false assumptions:

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