We might be past that phase where we ask whether diplomats should blog or tweet. Today we might ask, who are the diplomats who tweet? What do they talk about on Twitter? Of course, you need to be following them on Twitter to know.
A good way to start following diplomats who tweet is by following DiplomacyEdu’s new Twitter list: @Diplomacyedu/Diplomats-on-Twitter. As I write this, the list (only two days old) is already following 23 diplomats, and counting.
At first, the aim behind this list was simply to group diplomats on one list to help me follow them, and read their tweets and blogs. But there could more advantages to it, such as, to show that diplomats are embracing social media too, to highlight their efforts in engaging with the public, and to encourage other diplomats to establish their presence on social media.
I’m sure there are many more diplomats who tweet, and that number is on the increase.