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Webinar digest: Social Media and Diplomacy - the new normal
By Arvin Kamberi on 13 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

The use of online social media as a tool to support diplomatic functions is fast becoming the norm. Embassies and Ministries differ only in the extent to which they embrace the new media and mainstream it in their activities. Much has been written in the past three years about this e-diplomacy...

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Pope Benedictweet the First
By Petru Dumitriu on 11 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

When I graduated the Diplo’s crash course on social media, despite the enthusiasm and didactic skills of the tutors, I was quite skeptical about the usefulness of tweets.

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Twitter for Diplomats: A Guide to the Fastest Growing Digital Diplomacy Tool
By Andreas Sandre on 10 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

Twitter is not only the fastest growing form of social media around, but also a veritable initiation to digital diplomacy for most ambassadors around the globe. Indeed, 140 characters have changed the way we see the world.

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Speaking without conversing: when being present simply isn't enough
By Liz Galvez on 25 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:

As a fairly recent recruit to the ranks of Twitter, I’m still undecided when it comes to assessing the kind of tweets which are likely to be effective from a public diplomacy point of view.   What is clear is which are not.

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iFreedom, Lego, social media policies, Digital Addiction, Peak Facebook: links we liked
By Editor on 18 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:

'Today’s State Department, as shaped by Secretary Clinton, ... has created a better balance between the “Billiard Ball World” and the “Lego World”', writes Andreas Sandre, the Washington based Italian diplomat who has carved out an influential curatorial role in e-diplomacy.

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An e-diplomacy moment in Mexico
By petecranston on 11 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:

"Age is no guarantee of efficiency" and "Youth is no guarantee of innovation".

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e-diplomacy in a lego world
By Readings on 10 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s:

The 'shift in power from governments to social actors' as Anne-Marie Slaughter, puts it, is very significant for e-diplomacy. This is partly because this opening up has changed both the context and roles of diplomats.

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'The Ambassador's New Car' and other lessons from Sina Weibo
By petecranston on 20 Dec 2012 | From the channel/s:

Innovation is often seen as something done by young people. The Canadian Embassy in Beijing's experiments with Wei-plomacy have been led by a seasoned Diplomat, Mark McDowell, whose long, distinguished career suggests he probably wouldn't qualify for a young-person's railcard!

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Being counter-intuitive in e-diplomacy
By Jovan Kurbalija on 19 Dec 2012 | From the channel/s:

‘The higher the budget often the lower the impact of e-diplomacy projects,’ was the first counter-intuitive insight by Ambassador Alexandre Fasel, Swiss Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva (delivered at the Geneva e-...

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E-diplomacy Geneva - increasing inclusiveness, engaging publics, working smarter
By petecranston on 13 Dec 2012 | From the channel/s:

"It's absolutely not about technology...but about changing culture", said Anders Norskers, Chief of ITU Information Services at the ITU, during the panel discussion at  the Geneva eDiplomacy day last month.