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"Orphan" news...?
By Aldo Matteucci on 26 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

An Oxford Don (or Doña? – since my friend Bi is a lady) called me up the other day: she had been asked up to participate in a seminar on “Translation and Language in the Media”. She asked me for my three-penny worth of opinion.

I laughed out loud.

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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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If you have a “goal” - you’re selling yourself short!
By Aldo Matteucci on 23 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

Human capacity for adaptation always surprises me. This is why I prefer an adaptive to a directive stance. Out capacity to “imagine” is way inferior to our hidden abilities, when put to the test.

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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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The soft underbelly of “soft” power - I (211)
By Aldo Matteucci on 18 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

The vagueness of the concept

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A Winning Story
By Biljana Scott on 17 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:

According to Joseph Nye, politics in an information age can be seen as a “contest of competitive credibility”, one in which success is measured by “whose story wins”.[1] In this posting, I consider what makes a winning story by looking...

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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.

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Kairos and the precautionary principle - 210
By Aldo Matteucci on 13 Feb 2013 | From the channel/s:
Looking Sideways

I’m no friend of the precautionary principle – and I’ve argued against its indiscriminate use. I could not pinpoint clearly my uneasiness, however. Thanks to Biljana Scott ( I’m now able to do so.

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Webinar digest: Social Media and Diplomacy - the new normal
By arvin 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...