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By on 14 Aug, 2017 | From the channel/s: Internet Governance

Bitcoin is growing rapidly. As we wrote two years ago, Bitcoin’s future was uncertain. The scalability of the network was at the centre of a dispute among major Bitcoin developers. Several solutions were fighting for primacy. Two years of harsh words and failed compromises finally reached closure last week, in a quite unusual twist.

By on 18 Apr, 2017 | From the channel/s: E-tools

The Internet entered the conference room out of sheer necessity. It has become a common part of all conference venues and provides the twenty-first century way of conducting events, as well as reporting from them.

By on 03 Oct, 2016 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

With contributions from Adriana Minovic.

By on 03 Mar, 2016 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy, E-tools

Observation and participation are two different things.

With the emergence of television in late 50’s people were mesmerized with this new technology which allowed them to observe things that had been unreachable so far in their lifetimes. Observing is what we have done for the last fifty years.

At last, a new era has arrived, the era of participation.

By on 24 Aug, 2015 | From the channel/s: E-tools, Internet Governance

Bitcoin, as a leading cryptocurrency, is at a point that everyone knew it would come to. Everyone hoped this wouldn’t be potentially threaten the stability of the whole blockchain invention. Nevertheless.

By on 09 Jun, 2014 | From the channel/s: E-tools

The cryptocurrency story is a continuation of the long-running saga of economics, markets, and commodity exchange in human society. With the constant rise of the global network, we have witnessed many global services becoming widely accepted and in a way changing (by adding to) our experience of mutual interaction, for example global mailing services, Internet aggregators, social networks, and file sharing, just to name a few.

By on 13 Mar, 2014 | From the channel/s: E-tools, Webinars

So you think you know all about webinars? You know that webinars are virtual classrooms that include live audio and video from the presenter. Many organisations use webinars as a live classroom for education, promotion, or just in time business meetings with colleagues or a wider audience. Depending on who is using them, webinars can cover a wide range of possible topics and area of presenting. Companies evaluate their live sessions differently, and to be honest not all of them have the same criteria.

By on 08 May, 2013 | From the channel/s: E-tools

This post describes the latest stage in our continuing experiments using open tools and video to support online events and learning. On Wednesday 17 April 2013 we at Diplo discussed some key online learning questions: is social media an integrated part of the online learning? And can we learn from Massive Open Online Courses approach?

By on 13 Feb, 2013 | From the channel/s: E-Diplomacy

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. In this webinar presentation, viewable again from the graphic link below, we focused on three areas:

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