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Online Reputation Management for Governments: in the national interest or out of the dictator’s playbook?
By Nicholas Dynon on 31 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
E-diplomacy, Internet Governance

Online reputation management: the practice of monitoring the Internet reputation of a person, brand or business, with the goal of suppressing negative mentions entirely, or pushing them lower on search engine results pages to decrease their visibility (Varinder Taprial, Priya Kanwar,...

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Help us to build a new Internet governance building and classify IG issues
By Jovan Kurbalija on 30 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

My problems with classifications date back to the time when I learned that a whale is not a fish and a tomato is not a vegetable. On tomatoes I got a bad mark for not following the scientific classification, but preserved my credibility with my aunts and other great cooks in my life.

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Governance of Internet governance: towards a plateau of productivity
By Vladimir Radunovic on 28 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance

‘CIGI and Chatham House launch Global Commission on Internet Governance’ was a news headline from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, adding to an avalanche of initiatives, panels, and events on the future of Internet governance (IG).

Mary's picture
Keeping up with Google
By Mary on 27 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:

There are only 24 hours in a day. Nothing we can do will change that. And for some, 24 hours might seem like an eternity; for me, it's never enough. My to-do list seems to grow instead of shrink and one fleeting moment last week where it had only two items on it lasted for just that...

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Webinar digest: (Un)knowns in digital politics in 2014
By Stephanie on 22 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:
Internet Governance, Webinars

Internet governance (IG) developments in 2013 confirmed vividly the old saying that it is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. Who could have predicted the Snowden revelations that have substantially affected global digital politics?

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News report on the Internet from 1981
By Mary on 18 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:

Back in 1981, people were excited about being able to get their newspaper content sent over the phone to their home computers.

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Hierarchy is here to stay
By Jovan Kurbalija on 17 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:

Among various ‘endisms’ associated with the Internet, the ‘end of hierarchy’ is one of the most repeated and enduring. Hundreds of articles and books have been written based on two false assumptions:

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[Guest post] 140 characters or fewer: simplifying the message
By Editor on 13 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:

Throughout high school, college, and even at university, a challenge we students faced when writing research papers and essays was using as many multi-syllabled words as possible; the perception was that our ideas would only then be received as 'serious and sophisticated'.  The assignments...

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Diplo web in 2013 - how was it for you?
By Editor on 13 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:

What would you like to see more of on the Diplo website, and how do you think we can improve it?

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Guest blog: Diplomats need to be able to talk to locals, not just leaders
By Editor on 8 Jan 2014 | From the channel/s:

Elder statesman of British Diplomacy, Ivor Roberts, has spoken out about the need for diplomats to be able to speak the local language.