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Facebook: a refuge for the lonely
By Mary on 16 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

I was recently introduced to the term 'emerging adult'. As I belong to a generation that moved to adulthood on receipt of their first full-time paycheck, it took me by surprise.

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How to use Social Media effectively in a time efficient way
By petecranston on 14 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

'Advice on how to use Social Media effectively in a way that isn't massively time consuming' was the question on an excellent LinkedIn group '...

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General Elections in Pakistan: An Indian Perspective
By Paramjit Sahai on 12 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

The world attention was focussed on the historic General Elections in Pakistan in May  2013, amidst an air of excitement and trepidation, as these signified transfer of civilian power, for the first time in the 67 years  of its existence.

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Droning on about drones (III) – War: from property to people - 245
By Aldo Matteucci on 12 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways, Home

I’ve pointed out previously that “war” covers two very different kinds of affray: raids and conquest. This distinction is fundamental – yet it is hardly mentioned in international fora dealing with international and humanitarian law.

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Put the Internet for World Heritage List (instead)! - 244
By Aldo Matteucci on 11 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways, Home

I perused the UNESCO World Heritage list, recently. As I scrolled the “properties” that made it, I asked myself: would my life change in any way, were these cultural sites to disappear, one and all? The honest answer is: I’d feel sad, but my life would go on as before.

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Gödel’s theorem and the Italian garbage collection system - 243
By Aldo Matteucci on 10 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways, Home

At a champagne and caviar event, referring to Gödel’s theorem identifies the speaker as pleasantly and ironically post-modern. Suavely dropping the name Gödel is akin to be seen driving the Rolls Royce of learned ignorance.

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Droning on about drones (I) - 241
By Aldo Matteucci on 8 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways, Home

Ambassador Dumitriu has thrown down the gauntlet on the issue of “lethal autonomous robots.”[1] As Contrarian in Residence, I could...

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The curious diplomat and social media - Stefano Baldi interviewed
By petecranston on 7 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy

"Diplomats have to be curious", says Stefano Baldi in this interview.

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eDiplomacy in a Balkanised Internet
By petecranston on 31 Jul 2013 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

“The net is finished as a global network” ...

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The medium and how it can colour the message
By Mary on 26 Jul 2013 | From the channel/s:
Diplomacy

YouTube videos and TV footage, whether captured by professionals or what are now known as ‘citizen journalists’, portray what the documentarist sees, i.e. the action that is unfolding in front of them.

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