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From Telegraph (1914) to Twitter (2014) – Are there lessons to be learned?
By Jovan Kurbalija on 4 Aug 2014 - 20:34 | From the E-diplomacy channel

Could the Great War have been avoided if leaders had gotten together and negotiated in person instead of exchanging telegrams?  In the voluminous historiography of the origins of WWI, there is a very little on the role of the telegraph.  Today, as Twitter takes its place co

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Chrono-narcissism, 1914 - 2014 and Technology
By petecranston on 4 Aug 2014 - 15:43 | From the E-diplomacy channel

Jovan Kurbalija, Diplo Director, has been tweeting live updates from 1914, marking the suddenly acceleration of history after the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand on 28 July 1914.  "Slow developments taking months, if not years, evolved into a rush with the picture changing hour-by-hour.

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Diplomats and social media: no silver bullets
By Editor on 5 Jun 2014 - 13:12 | From the E-diplomacy channel

If Benjamin Franklin, the first diplomat to represent the US, were able to time-travel his way here, he might choose to paraphrase himself: “either tweet something worth reading, or do something worth tweeting.”

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Will tweeting kill Schrödinger’s Cat and other questions
By Ginger Paque on 16 May 2014 - 18:21 | From the E-diplomacy channel, By Ginger Paque on 16 May 2014 - 18:21 | From the Internet Governance channel

Will tweeting kill Schrödinger’s Cat[1] ?

Does tweeting a meeting or a conference change the meeting?

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Twitter bans, Facebook drones, public or private networks: e-Diplomacy futures
By petecranston on 31 Mar 2014 - 12:37 | From the E-diplomacy channel, By petecranston on 31 Mar 2014 - 12:37 | From the Internet Governance channel

Twitter use in Turkey dropped when a ban on the platform was introduced. This simple fact was obscured by the excitement and celebration that in the days immediately after the ban Twitter traffic increased as people found ways around the block.

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Oops! What did I do wrong?
By Mary on 26 Mar 2014 - 17:18 | From the E-diplomacy channel

In what had the nation reeling and rolling its collective eyes to heaven as it let out a cry of disbelief last month, an Irish homeowner who set up a website to show his CCTV footage of bad boys caught in the act of burglarising his home was told by the Irish Data Protection Commission that 'he c

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‘Yes, we scan’: Internet politics, placebos, antibiotics, and homeopathy
By Editor on 18 Mar 2014 - 16:17 | From the E-diplomacy channel, By Editor on 18 Mar 2014 - 16:17 | From the Internet Governance channel

Diplo’s Dr Jovan Kurbalija attended the Panel on cyber surveillance ‘Yes We Scan’ on the 14th of March at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights

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Twiplo-blunders: they’re fun, and necessary
By petecranston on 7 Mar 2014 - 12:36 | From the E-diplomacy channel

So we all like a good laugh, especially at the expense of important people, which is why pricking pomposity and mocking self-importance has become such a popular sport online (and why anxious, threatened politicians who wish for a more controlled world, in the sense of controlled from the centre,

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Twitter and Facebook: eBay, Amazon or Second Life?
By petecranston on 19 Feb 2014 - 22:39 | From the E-diplomacy channel

"Twitter share price plummets", crowed a host of articles earlier this month, playing to our collective schadenfreude over hyper-successful companies like Twitter. A 24% fall in share price is certainly more than a wobble, although not remarkable in a sector noted for its volatility.

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Safer Internet Day
By petecranston on 11 Feb 2014 - 14:41 | From the E-diplomacy channel, By petecranston on 11 Feb 2014 - 14:41 | From the E-tools channel, By petecranston on 11 Feb 2014 - 14:41 | From the Internet Governance channel

Today is Safer Internet Day. Be honest – did you know? More importantly, do you feel confident you can can give sensible advice to your peers or to the young people at whom this programme is mainly directed?