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By Editor on 15 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s: 

This is a digest of the advanced diplomatic webinar: 'Big data and cyberdiplomats: 'Big opportunities or big problems?' held on October 10, 2013 by Mr. Francesco Vitali.

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By Editor on 9 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s: 

How diplomats should respond to questions and requests received over the Internet is an issue that poses a problem for many.

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By Jovan Kurbalija on 7 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s: 

News of the laying of a BRICS-cable triggered public attention as news of laying telegraph cables did a century ago. The ‘cable rush’ by Britain, Germany and France – then major industrial and colonial powers – heralded the start of cable geo-politics which still exist today.

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By Mary on 7 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s: 

As vocabularies go, I think mine is relatively broad. I like words and savour them like a wine connoisseur might savour a good wine.

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By Editor on 3 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s: 

A twenty-first-century behavioural culture shock often experienced is that of the difference in screening phone calls as opposed to picking up the phone, regardless of the setting.  I am used to playing 'phone tag': exchanging voice messages until I am able to reach the other person.  In my trave

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By Liz Galvez on 2 Oct 2013 | From the channel/s: 

How long can you leave an email unanswered without causing offence to the sender?

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By petecranston on 16 Sep 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Poll on attitudes to e-diplomacy post-Snowden: to the right of this blog is a poll to help us gauge the impact of the continuing events triggered by Edward Snowden's leaks to the UK Guardian about the kind of social sharing we didn't want.

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By Mary on 30 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s: 

It’s not a gun that kills someone; it’s the person who pulls the trigger. It’s not Facebook or e-mail that ruins people’s lives, it’s the person who posts the message – or worse still, mindlessly forwards and shares messages without checking that their contents are true.

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By Mary on 29 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Over the course of the last couple of months, I must have read close to 40 crime novels by everyone from Michael Connelly to Val McDermid. I’ve noticed that I’m becoming increasingly paranoid; my imagination is running away with me. Holes in ceilings now house hidden cameras.

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By Editor on 26 Aug 2013 | From the channel/s: 

Recently, I made a phone call to a restaurant to check if their renovations were complete and whether they had re-opened for business.  After a few rings, I was directed to their answering machine.  I followed that up by searching for them on Facebook and posting my question on their group. 

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