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By on 24 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-tools

Despite the fact that there are thousands of applications available for PCs, diplomats (like most other people) tend to use only a very lilmited number of them (5-6?).

Stefano Baldi, Italian diplomat and one of pioneers in the field of e-diplomacy, selected a list of "Essential Tools" that he finds both simple to use and effective. We start this topic with Stefano's selection - originally posted on his diplomatic toolkit blog.

By on 02 Mar, 2010 | From the channel/s: E-tools

Video-conferencing was a big hype in the 1990s when it was promoted as a way to replace traditional meetings. As with much hype, it was followed by a "disillusionment" phase.

People simply preferred traditional meetings. In the meantime, video gradually entered into international conference rooms and meetings. Today, it is normal to have the keynote address delivered via video. Here is an example of one of fathers of the Internet, Vint Cerf, addressing the 4th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum in Sharm El Sheikh, 2009 (video by Seiiti Arata).

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