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What can Twitter diplomacy learn from Ancient Greek diplomacy?
By Jovan Kurbalija on 29 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:

In short, full transparency and openness is not an optimal environment for successful diplomacy aimed at solving complex problems through convergence and compromise.

Let me develop the argument:

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Developing more inclusive and effective diplomacy
By Jovan Kurbalija on 17 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:

How to make diplomacy more inclusive and effective is a recurring theme in the history of diplomacy.[1] Aldo Matteuci explains in his blog how...

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Webinar digest: Twitter for Diplomacy - How to Harness the Power of Ideas
By Editor on 12 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:
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Twitter has become one of the preferred tools of communication for foreign policy practitioners, from cabinet ministers to ambassadors and diplomats.

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Ambassadors who love to tweet
By Mary on 8 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:

I have an intense dislike of anything that might interrupt conversation at the dinner table - and this dislike is currently focused on mobile phones, no matter how smart they are. I don't like competing for anyone's attention, especially when my competition is so intrusive.

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Truth in the social mediasphere – lessons from #Kony2012
By Readings on 4 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s:

It’s at least likely that you’re one of the over 100 million people who have seen the...

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What makes up institutional capability for e-diplomacy?
By petecranston on 27 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

Organisations appear to change slowly, often very slowly. The causes are legion and the stuff of libraries full of research into institutional change. Yet in some ways the term, ‘organisational change’ is a misnomer since, in reality, it’s individuals in organisations who change.

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The medium is really a message – from typewriter to computer
By Jovan Kurbalija on 24 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

This blog was inspired by lively debate during the February advanced diplomatic webinar on the evolution of technology and diplomacy. We discussed the impact of technology on the way we think and formulate ideas.

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Threats to e-nternational peace and security of mind
By Petru Dumitriu on 21 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

Yes, Jovan, apparently there is no life off-line!

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E-luddism and my attempt to be off-line
By Jovan Kurbalija on 20 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

Two developments last week triggered the following reflection.

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We didn't know *we* existed; National social media volunteers; WMD in social media; Open Data - Open Government: links we liked
By Editor on 15 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

Conversations on and about social media in general and e-diplomacy in particular are, thankfully, deepening. It's not surprising that a lot of the commentary to date has been intense and either over enthusiastic or caustically sceptical.