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.
By Readings on 4 Mar 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
It’s at least likely that you’re one of the over 100 million people who have seen the...
By petecranston on 27 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
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.
By Jovan Kurbalija on 24 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
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.
By Petru Dumitriu on 21 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
Yes, Jovan, apparently there is no life off-line!
By Jovan Kurbalija on 20 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
Two developments last week triggered the following reflection.
By Editor on 15 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
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.
By Arvin Kamberi on 13 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
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...
By Petru Dumitriu on 11 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
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.
By Andreas Sandre on 10 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
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.